Rob Biederman

Managing Partner


Rob Biederman is the Managing Partner of Asymmetric.

Prior to founding Asymmetric, Rob co-founded and served as co-CEO for eight years of Catalant Technologies, the market leader enabling companies to frictionlessly access and deploy talent, ranging from employees to over 70,000 elite independent consultants and 1,000 boutique firms.  He is currently Chairman of Catalant. Rob is also co-author of a book titled, Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce, which lays out a vision and path for a new relationship between global companies and talent.

Prior to founding Catalant, Rob was a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital, where he focused on the healthcare and high-tech industries. In these roles, he served as an advisor to and collaborator with both public and private management teams on topics including organic growth, competitive strategy,  mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation, and financing strategy.

Rob is also an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School in the Entrepreneurial Management unit, co-teaching the Scaling Technology Ventures course on funding and accelerating the growth of disruptive internet companies.

Rob graduated from Princeton University with an A.B., cum laude, in Economics and Finance, and from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar. He played on the junior varsity basketball team and served as Student Body President.



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Focus: Horizontal & Vertical SaaS and B2B Marketplaces.

Hidden Talent: Spicy rigatoni better than Carbone.

Accomplishment: Turned down going on Shark Tank, but successfully cold-emailed Mark Cuban directly and raised the first money invested in Catalant.

Origins: New York by birth, Boston by choice, Wyoming by aspiration.

Bucket List: Summited 44 of the 48 White Mountain peaks above 4000’, going to finish all of them if it takes forever.

Giving: Passionate about childhood education and closing the achievement gap in the US.