Leadership

Bill Wood

Board Member
Bill Wood

Bill Wood financially invested in Praetorian and joined its board of directors in early 2020.
Based in Austin, Texas, Bill Wood is one of the most experienced venture capitalist in Texas. His track record spans over three decades and parallels the emergence of Austin as one of the world’s strongest technology driven economies. He has provided start-up financing, board level guidance and mentoring to dozens of start-ups, several of which have sustained multi-billion dollar market capitalizations.

Bill is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur-of-the-Year award. He was also the winner of the Austin Technology Summit’s “Pillar of the Community” award, recognizing his lifetime contribution to the community. Finally, he was the inaugural inductee into the Austin Technology Hall of Fame.

Bill founded or co-founded two of the most active venture firms in Texas. In 1984, he was one of the original founding partners of Austin Ventures which went on to become the largest firm in the region with over $3 billion of capital under management. In 2006, he founded Silverton Partners which is now the most active venture firm in the state. In 2018, Bill retired from Silverton Partners but continues to invest in early stage companies through his family office.

Bill graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his MBA from Harvard University. Bill has served on the Board of Trustees of Brown University and is a Trustee Emeritus of the University.

The Praetorian Leadership Team

Executive Team

Alexander-Pagoulatos

Alexander Pagoulatos

Vice President, Product

Charlie Gelatt​

Charlie Gelatt

Vice President, Operations

Fahim-Talukdar

Fahim Talukdar

Vice President, Finance

Juan-Bocanegra

Juan Bocanegra

Vice President, Services

Kabir Mulchandani

Kabir Mulchandani

Managing Director Strategic Advisory Services

Michelle-Rhodes

Michelle Rhodes

Director of People Operations

Peter Kwan

Peter Kwan

Vice President, Engineering

Taylor Pierce

Vice President, Sales

Board of Directors

Bill-Wood

Bill Wood

Board Member

Cam McMartin

Board Member

Kevin Buehler

Kevin Buehler

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Advisory Board

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Lucas Moody

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Rinki Sethi

Rinki Sethi

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Steve Frank

Steve Frank

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