Robert G. “Bob” Wright II is founding member and lead corporate and finance attorney of Wright Connatser PLLC. He is a senior lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also sits on the Board of Directors for the OneStar Foundation – a position appointed to him by Governor Greg Abbott.
Previously, he built and managed two computer game companies – ION Storm and Edge of Reality. Prior to that, Wright served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of BakBone Software, Inc.. He has served as the general counsel for SoftBrands, Inc and Skywire Software, LLC, which later sold to Oracle, Inc..
Wright began his career at Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C., specializing in leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and regulatory law. He is the founder of Social Venture Partners Dallas (SVPD) that seeks to apply venture capital principles to philanthropy to increase effectiveness in North Texas based non-profit organizations. Wright served on the board and as president of Social Venture Partners International (SVPI). He has served as a member of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund Advisory Committee, member of the Camp Fire USA Board of Trustees and several local non-profit boards. He is co-author of the book The Little Green Book of Venture Philanthropy. Wright graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Following his undergraduate degree, he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree and law degree from Texas Tech University.