VCJ Fact Sheet for Bob Grady
Born: October 22, 1957
Education: AB from Harvard College (1979); MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business (1988); National Science Foundation Physics Scholarship, Cornell University (Summer 1974); Faculty Member (Lecturer in Public Management), Stanford Business School (1993-1999)
Career Path: Partner and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group (2000-Present); Managing Director (1995-2000), Principal (1994), Vice President (1993), Robertson Stephens (1993-2000); Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Associate Director, the White House Office of Management and Budget (1992); Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science, the White House Office of Management and Budget (1989-1991); Chief Speechwriter and Senior Policy Advisor, Bush-Quayle 88 Campaign (1988); Speechwriter, Vice President George Bush, the White House (1986); Director of Communications, Governor Thomas H. Kean (R-NJ) (1983-1985); Legislative Assistant, Legislative Director, Chief of Staff, US Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick (R-NJ) (1979-1982).
Favorite Movie: The Year of Living Dangerously
Favorite Web site: Yahoo! Golf Handicap Tracker
Favorite Food: Chinese, from House of Nanking in San Francisco
Favorite Travel Spots: India; Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Hobbies: Skiing, basketball, boogey boarding
Favorite Historical Figures: Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Gandhi
Favorite Quote: “It is easy to criticize what is wrong. But to identify and pursue a better solution – that is the noble but much harder task.” – Nelson Mandela
Phobias: Snakes, dishonest business associates (but that is redundant)
Investment Philosophy: Identify the most powerful trends you can observe in your life, invest early and ride them. Back the best teams attacking the biggest markets.
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