Greg Gorder is a founder and vice-chairman of Intellectual Ventures. He helped found Intellectual Ventures in 2000, and since that time has played an instrumental role in the company’s formation and growth.
Throughout his years with Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Gorder has served in various capacities, including COO, CFO and general counsel, prior to leading the company’s efforts to recruit and hire the current executive team. Mr. Gorder continues to provide ongoing guidance and counsel across the company in areas including operations, investor relations, finance, legal, corporate development, licensing, human resources and marketing. Mr. Gorder leads a variety of Intellectual Ventures’ long-term strategic projects, fundraising, new product development, and also advises the company’s other senior leaders.
Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Gorder was partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, one of the most highly regarded law firms in the Pacific Northwest. At Perkins Coie, Mr. Gorder specialized in high-technology, corporate and securities law, and provided business and legal counsel to early stage technology companies. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Gorder led dozens of initial and follow-on public offerings, acquisitions and divestitures for clients, and closed over 100 venture capital and private equity financings. Mr. Gorder has represented both emerging technology companies and their investors in the software, telecommunications, networking and biotechnology industries.
Mr. Gorder holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Following law school, he clerked with Judge Eugene Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Gorder currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory and Development Board of the University of Washington School of Law and the finance committee of the Washington Law School Foundation.