Raul Fernandez is the Chairman and CEO of ObjectVideo, a private technology company, based in Reston, VA, that develops video analytics software for automated security surveillance. Mr. Fernandez is Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the holding company for the Washington Capitals (NHL), Wizards (NBA), Mystics (WNBA), Verizon and Patriot Center. Since 2001, Mr. Fernandez has served as a Special Advisor to General Atlantic Partners, a growth equity firm with more than $17 billion under management. Mr. Fernandez founded Proxicom, an internet services company he started in 1991 with $40,000 in savings. After taking Proxicom public in 1999 and growing his business to more than $200 million in revenue, he sold it to Dimension Data in 2001. Mr. Fernandez also serves on the board of Kate Spade (formerly Liz Claiborne), EXP, Inc. (formerly TROW), a Toronto-based engineering and consulting firm and Mavenlink.
Mr. Fernandez, a native Washingtonian, is an active philanthropist in D.C. regional non-profits, focusing his energy primarily on educational reform. In 2000, he co-founded Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fernandez is Chairman of Fight For Children and sits on various other non-profit boards, including America’s Promise, Startup America, D.C. College Access Program (DCCAP), D.C. Public Education Fund, Smithsonian Institute, Economics Club of Washington and the Fernandez Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland.