|Oxford University, D.Phil.||1989|
Dr. William Guttman is Special Advisor to the Provost of Carnegie Mellon University, and Chairman of iCarnegie, CMUâ€™s for-profit corporation; he earlier co-founded Cylab, one of the world’s largest research centers dedicated to secure software and systems. Bill has been instrumental in a variety of university tech transfers; most recently he co-founded the knowledge capture software company, Panopto. During his tenure as Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon, he served on the National Academies of Sciences and Engineeringâ€™s cybersecurity committee, established by Congress to advise it on Federal R&D priorities.
Guttman is also Partner and leads the financial services practice at TL Ventures. In addition to investing on behalf of TL, he has founded or held other leadership roles in two dozen institutionally-backed ventures â€“ serving as CEO at several of them, including Printcafe (NASDAQ: PCAF), a 500-person software developer acquired by Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII). He has been responsible for consummating more than eighty financing and M&A transactions, with thirty-one institutional investors. In 2011, two companies where he is chairman, Axioma and Panopto, were selected by Red Herring among the Top 100 Private Companies in North America.
Before entering the private sector, Dr. Guttman worked on assignment in over thirty countries while serving in advisory capacities for the United States, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the OECD. He is the author of Pacific-Asian Capital Markets (OECD/Oxford & IBH), Between Bailout and Breakdown: A Modular Approach to the Latin American Debt Crisis (Center for Strategic and International Studies), US Telecommunications Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa (U.S. Agency for International Development), along with other publications/patents. Bill earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a British Council Scholar.