William H. McAleer, BS '73, MBA '75
Bill brings to Voyager over 30 years of business experience and 23 years of senior executive and equity financing experience in the information technology industry. Bill has participated on the boards of 19 companies, including 14 portfolio companies, focusing on software and services, digital media, and wireless. Nine portfolio companies were sold for exits including Amplitude, Attenex, Melodeo, NetPodium, and Tegic Communications. He currently serves on the boards of Medify and Yapta and recently was a Director for Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT), a public technology company acquired in late 2009 by Emerson for $1.2 billion.
Prior to co-founding Voyager in 1997, Bill was President of e.liance Partners, a consulting firm that advised information technology companies on strategy, venture financing and corporate partnering. 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 $30 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 Technology Industry Association and the Washington Technology Alliance as well as on the Advisory Board for DEMO, one of the industry's premier events. He is the chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also on the Advisory Boards for Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Business and the Cornell Center for Entrepreneurship, and was a member of the Cornell council. Bill has been a featured speaker at a variety of industry conferences and panels. He earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Cornell University.