In creating Foundation Capital in 1995, Bill was merely continuing his long history of building strong organizations from the inside. In addition to Venafi, Bill is currently serving on the board of directors for Onyx Software (ONXS), Wind River Systems (WIND), Atheros Communications, MarkMonitor, Packet Design, TeaLeaf Technology, Vernier Networks, Wherenet, Biz360, UxComm, SOLARFLARE Communications, SpringCM™, Quartics and Ambient Software.
Before Foundation Capital, Bill was a General Partner at Inman & Bowman for eight years, and before that, Bill worked as the president of Visual Engineering, a graphics software supplier, and in a variety of key marketing management roles at Hewlett-Packard.
As director and past president of the Western Association for Venture Capitalists, and in his role as a director of the National Venture Capital Association, Bill is actively involved in defining, serving and representing the interests of the venture capital and private equity industries.
In addition to an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Bill holds a BSEE and MSEE from Purdue University.