Paul Gompers

Member of the Board of Trustees and Grant Committee

Resides: Newton, Massachusetts 

Educational Background: Ph.D. in business economics at Harvard University in 1993. M.S. in economics from Oxford University in 1989. A.B. in biology from Harvard College in 1987

Career: Co-founder of Spur Capital Partners and currently on the advisory boards of Gemini Venture Partners, Highland Consumer Fund, Khosla Ventures and OnPoint Technologies. Gompers is a member of the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital. He has served as a consultant for many large corporations, top private equity funds, and institutional limited partners, and is also a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Corporate Finance Program.

Years Involved in Multisport: 14 years

Role with the USA Triathlon Foundation: Member of the Board of Trustees and Grant Committee 

Why are you involved with the USA Triathlon Foundation: My own experience has taught me the role that sport and triathlon in particular can play in the physical and mental health of an individual. The opportunity to help promote triathlon to youth and paratriathletes is a mission about which I feel passionate. I also look forward to the opportunity to help current and future generations of elite athletes pursue their dreams. Serving as a Trustee allows me to give back to a sport that has helped me in myriad ways.

Athletic Background: A lifelong endurance athlete, Gompers was an All-American in cross country and track at Harvard. He set the World Junior Record in the marathon in 1983 (2:15:38) and was an alternate on the 1988 Olympic team. He was also the national champion at 20 kilometers in 1989 and represented the U.S. in both track and cross country on multiple occasions. In 2007, Gompers took up triathlons and has competed at a variety of distances. He has twice qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship and has also been a member of Team USA for ITU Age Group World Championships. He is a multiple time qualifier for the World Triathlon Championships racing apart of Team USA.