L. William Krause

Industry
Technology & Business Services
Business Segment
Corporate Private Equity
Asset Class

L.  William (Bill) Krause is an Operating Executive focused on the technology & business services sectors. He is based in Los Altos Hills, CA.

Mr. Krause has been President of LWK Ventures, a private investment firm since 1991. 

Previously, Mr. Krause served as Chairman of the Board of Caspian Networks from April 2002 to September 2006 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications from September 2001 until February 2002.  Prior to that, Mr. Krause was President and Chief Executive Officer of 3Com Corporation from February 1981 to September 1990 and Chairman of the Board from September 1987 to September 1993 when he retired.  Also, Mr. Krause was employed at Hewlett-Packard Company for 14 years from 1967 to 1981 with his last assignment as general manager of the personal computer division.

Mr. Krause currently serves as a director of the following public companies: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Coherent, Inc., and Core-Mark Holding, Inc.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors for a Carlyle portfolio company, CommScope.

Mr. Krause holds a B.S.E.E. degree and received an honorary Doctorate of Science from The Citadel.