VCJ Fact Sheet for Ira Lubert
Born: 1950 in Dayton, Ohio.
Education: B.A. in Human Development from Penn State University (1973)
Career Path: IBM (1973-1980); ITT Courier (1980-1982); Decision Data (1982-1985); Mnemos (1985-1986); President of CompuCom Systems (1986-1987); Co-founder of VC division at Safeguard Scientifics (1988-1997); Co-founder and principal of Lubert-Adler Management Inc. (1998-present)
Sample Investments: Crothall Services Group; Eureka Broadband; InnaPhase; Opinion Research; Weathervane Retail.
Did You Know 1? Luberrt was a star wrestler at Penn State and an alternate on the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team at the 1972 games in Munich.
Did You Know 2? Penn State coaching great and buddy Joe Paterno joked to a crowd at a recent fund-raiser that Lubert was smart to wrestle while at the university. “Shit, you had no chance of making it in football – you had no talent and no speed.
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