Robert Chefitz is a 36-year veteran of the private equity industry and has specialized in security industry investments since 1990. Mr. Chefitz built an investment track record with strong returns by leading and participating in numerous early-stage investments and leveraged buyouts. In 2008, Mr. Chefitz founded Egis Capital Partners in order to capitalize on his deep security industry investment expertise and to provide investors with a portfolio dedicated to the Security and Protection industry.
Mr. Chefitz has made over 20 investments in the field of security, including companies such as Alarm.com, Protection One, Casi Rusco, FreightWatch, and Brivo. Beyond security, Mr. Chefitz has a successful track record, having led first-round investments in companies including Office Depot, Achieve3000, iLEVEL Solutions, to highlight just a few. Mr. Chefitz launched his career at Golder Thoma & Cressey, a predecessor to GTCR, where he consolidated fragmented service companies in the communications sector. Mr. Chefitz was subsequently recruited to join Alan Patricof & Company which eventually became Apax Partners. During his 15-year tenure at Apax, Mr. Chefitz served as a General Partner and built a portfolio of five security companies. Prior to founding Egis, Mr. Chefitz launched the NJTC Venture Fund, which was a top decile performer for its 2001 vintage year. Mr. Chefitz holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Northwestern University. Mr. Chefitz also sits on the board of The Lang Fund and Columbia Business School’s seed stage investment fund.