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William "Bill" T. Coleman, III - Participant

Bill Coleman has been a partner with Alsop Louie Partners (, an early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm, since 2010.  He was also Chairman and CEO of Resilient Network Systems a cyber-security software company from February 2012 until December 2013.  Previously Bill was founder, Chairman and CEO of Cassatt, Inc. an enterprise cloud computing software company acquired by CA in 2009. As founder, Chairman & CEO of BEA Systems, Inc. it became the fastest software company to reach $1B in annual revenue under his leadership. At Sun, he co-founded Sun Federal; founded Sun Professional Services; and was VP system software where he led the initial development of Solaris and related products.  Before Sun, he co-founded and was VP engineering at Dest Systems. Prior to that, he was the Director of Product Development at VisiCorp during development of the first spreadsheet, VisiCalc; the first office suite of pc applications, the VisiSeries; and the first personal computer window system, VisiOn.  He began his career in the USAF as Chief of satellite operations, Office of the Secretary.

Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and master’s degrees in computer science and computer engineering from Stanford and an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado where he founded the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities.  He is a member of the board of directors of Resilient Networks, Seagate and iControl Corporations, a director of Business Executives for National Security, a Commissioner of the Trilateral Commission and a Trustee of Santa Clara University.



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