William "Bill" T. Coleman, III - Participant

Bill Coleman is an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group. Previously he was the CEO of Veritas (www.veritas.com) the global leader in Information Management, A Carlyle Group Company from January 2016 until January 2018, where he remains at a member of the Board of Directors. Under his direction, Veritas transitioned from an on-premises backup and recovery company to a leading multi-cloud data management company, while delivering significant value for customers and creating meaningful opportunities for Veritas employees.

In 1995, Bill founded BEA Systems. Bill was Chairman and CEO of the company from its founding through October 2001, during which time BEA became the fastest software company to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue. Following BEA, Bill was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cassatt, Inc. an enterprise cloud software company which was acquired by CA, Inc. in 2009, and was a partner with Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm, from 2010 until January of 2016. During this time, he was also Chairman and CEO of Resilient Network Systems, a cyber security software company from February 2012 until Decemeber 2013. Prior to BEA, Bill held various management positions at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he co-founded the Sun Federal Division; 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 U.S. Air Force 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 University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado, where he founded the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities (www.colemaninstitute.org). He is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and a member of the board of directors of Seagate Technologies LLC, Veritas Technologies LLC and Sapho Corporation as well as a Commissioner of the Trilateral Commission.



The Carlyle Group


Operating Executive