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Gregory M. Avis Print E-mail

Greg Avis was elected to the board in October 2003. Greg is a Founding Managing Director of Summit Partners in Palo Alto. In 1984, Greg helped found Summit, one of the nation's leading private equity and venture capital firms, which has raised nearly $15 billion in capital since its inception. Greg has served on the boards of more than 40 companies primarily in the technology and life sciences industries, including Clontech Laboratories, Ditech Communications, Powerwave Technologies and RightNow Technologies. Greg’s community activities include current service on the boards of Williams College (Chair), Antioch College, New Profit, USA Cycling Foundation and ARTSTOR and past service on the boards of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Chair), San Jose Repertory Theatre (Chair) and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Additionally, he is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley. He also teaches mathematics at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto. Avis received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in political economy from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

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