Peter Barris joined New Enterprise Associates in 1992, became a general partner in 1993 and managing general partner in 1999. He specializes in information technology companies. His present board memberships include Boingo Wireless, Inc., Broadview Networks, Cidera, DataCore Software, eCommerce Industries, Eziba, Laurel Networks, Mainstream Data, and Megisto Systems. He also serves on the board of directors of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. Prior board memberships include UUNET Technologies, AMISYS, CareerBuilder, Evolutionary Technologies, Mobius Management Systems, SALIX Technologies and Tripod. Barris is a member of the board of trustees, Northwestern University; board of overseers, Tuck School at Dartmouth College; and board of directors, Venture Philanthropy Partners. Before joining NEA, Barris was president and chief operating officer at LEGENT, and senior vice president and general manager of the Systems Software Division at UCCEL. He also held various management positions between 1977 and 1985 at General Electric, including vice president and general manager at GE Information Services. He received a master's in business administration from Dartmouth College and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Northwestern University.