Robert E. Grady
Mr. Grady is a Partner at Gryphon Investors, a middle-market-focused private equity investment firm, and a director of Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) along with several privately held companies. Prior to joining Gryphon, Mr. Grady was a Partner and Managing Director at Cheyenne Capital Fund, a private equity investment firm. He was Chairman from 2010 to 2014 of the New Jersey State Investment Council, which oversees the state’s $79 billion pension fund. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Grady served as a global Partner, Managing Director, and committee member at The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset management firm, where he was Chairman, Fund Head, and Managing Partner of Carlyle Venture Partners, the firm’s U.S. venture and growth capital organization. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Grady was a Partner and Managing Director at Robertson Stephens & Company, an emerging growth-focused investment bank.
Mr. Grady previously served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to President George H.W. Bush and as Executive Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mr. Grady is a former Director (2002-2007) and Chairman (2006-2007) of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Mr. Grady served as a director of TWPG from September 2009 to June 2010, as a former Chairman and director of AuthenTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUTH), and as a former director of Blackboard, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB).
Mr. Grady received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He later served in Public Management from 1993 to 2004 on the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he lectured courses on environmental policy, regulation, and “Investing in Highly Regulated Industries.” He serves on the board of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation, the Steering committee of the Wyoming Business Alliance, and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.