Birthdate: Dec. 1, 1954.
Education: B.S., summa cum laude, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1977; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978; M.B.A. with distinction, Harvard Business School; 1988.
Career Path: Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates 1988 present; Director of Design Automation Marketing, Sun Microsystems, 1984-1988; Impell (engineering software startup spunout of a public engineering services company failed),1983-84; Sagus Engineering (engineering software startup – failed),1982-83; Exxon Minerals, Engineer, 1980-82; Safety Engineer on Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, 1978-80, Yankee Atomic Electric
Family: Wife, Meredith; Son, Nathaniel
Favorite Book: The series of Harry Potter books
Currently Reading: Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
Favorite Movie: Apollo 13
Last Movie Seen: U-571
Favorite Web Site: Space.com
Favorite Food: Chicken Fried Steak
Favorite Travel Spot: Hawaii
Hobbies: Scouting, skiing, ham radio
Other Interests: community service such as trustee/director-of non-profits & schools, and was once an elected member of town government
Most Admired Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln
Favorite Quote: “You are known by the company you keep.” – I don’t know who first said it, but my mentors have all used it.
Phobias: Going really, really fast close to the ground.
Investment Philosophy: People make things happen. Invest in people.