Vice Chairman, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Raul Fernandez is the chairman of ObjectVideo, a private technology company that develops video analytics software for automated security surveillance. He is also 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 Liz Claiborne; TROW, a Toronto-based engineering and consulting firm; ValueOptions, the nation’s largest independent behavioral healthcare company; and Network Solutions, the leader in web-based domain name and related services.
Mr. Fernandez, a native Washingtonian, is an active philanthropist in D.C. regional nonprofits, 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 sits on various nonprofit boards, including America’s Promise, the D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP), the D.C. Public Education Fund and the Fernandez Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland.