Bill brings to Voyager over 30 years of business experience and 20 years of senior executive and equity financing experience in the information technology industry. Bill has participated on the boards of 18 companies, including 13 portfolio companies, focusing on software and services, digital media, and wireless. Eight portfolio companies were sold for exits including Amplitude, Attenex, NetPodium and Tegic Communications. He currently serves on the boards of Melodeo and Yapta and also sits on the board of Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT), a public technology company with over $600 million in revenues.
Prior to co-founding Voyager in 1997, Bill was President of e.liance Partners, a consulting firm that advised information technology companies on strategy, venture financing and corporate partnering. He served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Aldus from 1988 to 1994, when the company’s revenues grew from $39 to $240 million. He was responsible for global finance, legal, operations, and acquisition activities, including completing the merger with Adobe in 1994. He also served as a senior executive with Westin Hotels from 1979 to 1987.
Bill is active in several industry organizations, including serving as a director for the Washington Technology Industry Association and the Washington Technology Alliance as well as on the Advisory Board for DEMO, one of the industry’s premier events. He is the chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Business and is a member of the Cornell Council. He has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and panels. Bill earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
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