William O. Grabe joined General Atlantic in 1992 and retired as a Managing Director in 2010. He continues to support GA in an advisory capacity.
Mr. Grabe brings broad international operational experience and an extensive sales and marketing background to General Atlantic. He has been an integral part of GA’s global expansion, initially in Europe and later in India and China. Mr. Grabe currently serves on the boards of Quality Technology Services, Lenovo Group Limited, Gartner, Inc., and Covisint Corporation. He also serves as a member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors, a member of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Advisory Board, a member of the Board of the Grand Canyon Trust, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Florida.
Prior to his affiliation with General Atlantic, Mr. Grabe retired from the IBM Corporation as an IBM Vice President and Corporate Officer. In his last position he was responsible for US Marketing and Services and was a founding member of the board of ISSC, the precursor to IBM Global Services. Earlier in his IBM career he was President, National Accounts Division and in 1988 was responsible for the worldwide launch of the AS 400. Mr. Grabe holds a B.S. in Engineering from New York University and received his M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.