Robert Grady - Managing Director

More than twenty years of experience in private equity. Mr. Grady joined Cheyenne Capital in 2009. He is based in Jackson, Wyoming.

Prior to joining Cheyenne Capital, Mr. Grady was a Partner and member of the Management Committee at The Carlyle Group for nine years. At Carlyle, he served as the global coordinator of venture and growth capital (which had $5 billion in assets under management), Chairman and Fund Head of Carlyle Venture Partners I, II, and III; on the investment committees of Carlyle Venture Partners, Carlyle Asia Growth Partners, and Carlyle Europe Technology Partners; and as a Director of multiple Carlyle portfolio companies. Mr. Grady also served as a Director and is the former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

Previously, Mr. Grady was a Managing Director and Member of the Management Committee at Robertson Stephens & Company, the San-Francisco-based emerging growth investment bank. Mr. Grady served in the White House from 1989-1993 as Deputy Assistant to President George H.W. Bush and as Executive Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Previously, he was Chief Speechwriter and Senior Policy Advisor on the successful 1988 Bush-Quayle Presidential campaign, Director of Communications for New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean and Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Millicent Fenwick.

Mr. Grady is a Director of Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq: "MXIM") and Stifel Financial (NYSE: "SF"), and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. He is a member of the Investor Advisory Board of Institutional Venture Partners XIII and is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board of Crosslink Capital. From 2010-2014 Mr. Grady was the Chairman of the New Jersey State Investment Council, which oversees the State’s $80 billion pension fund.

Mr. Grady's past investments and directorships include Align Technology (IPO 2002 "ALGN"), AuthenTec (IPO 2007 "AUTH"; acquired by Apple - "AAPL"), Blackboard (IPO 2004 "BBBB"; acquired by Providence Equity), eScreen (acquired by Alere - "ALR"), Eleutian Technology (acquired by founder and Nagase Brothers USA, Inc.), Health Central Networks (acquired by Remedy Health Media), Ingenio (acquired by AT&T - "T"), Secure Elements (acquired by Fortinet - "FTNT"), Viator (acquired by Trip Advisor - "TRIP"), Wall Street Institute (Acquired by Pearson Education), and Wall Street English (acquired by Pearson Education).

Mr. Grady serves on the Steering Committee of the Wyoming Business Alliance, the Board of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation, and the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. He is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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.