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Bill McAleer

BS '73, MBA '75

Managing Director
Voyager Capital (Seattle, WA)

Biography

Bill brings to Voyager over 30 years of business experience and 18 years of senior executive and equity financing experience in the information technology industry.

Bill has participated on the boards of 18 companies, including 13 portfolio companies, focusing on business software and services, digital media, and wireless. Seven portfolio companies, Amplitude, Clear Commerce, Kadiri, Netpodium, SeeCommerce, Valchemy and Tegic, were sold for exits.

Prior to co-founding Voyager in 1997, Bill was President of e.liance Partners, a consulting firm that advised information technology companies.

He served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Aldus from 1988 to 1994, when the company's revenues grew from $39 to $240 million. He was responsible for global finance, legal, operations, and acquisition activities, including completing the merger with Adobe in 1994. He also served as a senior executive with Westin Hotels from 1979 to 1987.

Bill is active in several industry organizations, including serving as a director for the Washington Software Alliance. He is the chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Business and a member of the Cornell Council. He has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and panels.

Education

Bill earned a BS and an MBA from Cornell University.

Board Affiliations

He currently serves on the boards of Attenex, Melodeo and Yapta. He also sits on the board of Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT), a public technology company with over $500 million in revenues.