Robert E. Grady
Partner and Managing Director
Cheyenne Capital Fund
Mr. Grady is currently a partner and managing director at Cheyenne Capital Fund, a private equity investment firm. Prior to joining Cheyenne Capital Fund, from 2000 through 2009, Mr. Grady served as a partner at The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset management firm, where he was Chairman and Managing Partner of Carlyle Venture Partners, the firm's U.S. venture and growth capital organization. Mr. Grady joined Carlyle in 2000 as global head of Venture Capital and served as a Member of Carlyle's Management Committee. Mr. Grady served as Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association's Board of Directors from 2006 to 2007, having joined the board in 2002. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Grady was a Managing Director and member of the Management Committee at Robertson Stephens & Company, an emerging growth 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 also served for a decade on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he taught courses on environmental policy and regulation. Mr. Grady is also a director of Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) and several privately-held companies. He is currently Chairman of the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors and a member of the New Jersey State Investment Council. 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 a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he later served on the faculty from 1993-2004 as a Lecturer in Public Management.