Robert Greene
Vice Chairman
Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

Robert L. Greene is a Principal with Syncom Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Syncom has more than $400 million of assets under management and makes equity investments in early to mid-stage Media & Communications companies. Bob's responsibilities include deal sourcing, investor relations and portfolio company development. In 2008, Bob received a gubernatorial appointment to serve as a Trustee for the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). VRS is a $51 billion pension plan sponsor serving Virginia's public sector employees. The board of trustees oversees the administration of VRS's various benefit programs and works with VRS's investment staff to execute strategies that increase the plan's assets. Additionally, Bob serves as Vice Chairman of VRS's Audit & Compliance Committee and is a member of the plan's Administration & Personnel Committee. Bob has been actively involved in the leadership and development of what has come to be known as America’s Emerging Domestic Market. He served concurrently as President of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), and as President of The Marathon Club For Entrepreneurship. During his tenure the organizations launched the Journal of EDM Finance magazine, created The Dealmakers Summit and developed a series of beneficial strategic alliances with the Executive Leadership Council, New America Alliance and The Plan Sponsor Consortium.