L. William Krause

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

L. William Krause is an Operating Executive focused on the technology and business services sectors.

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

Previously, Mr. Krause served as 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.  Under his leadership 3Com grew from a venture capital funded start-up to a $1B+ publicly traded, data networking company with operations worldwide.  Also, Mr. Krause was employed at Hewlett-Packard Company for 14 years from 1967 to 1981 in various marketing and general management assignments. His last position at HP was as general manager of the personal computer division.

Mr. Krause currently serves as a director of the following public companies: Coherent, Inc. and CommScope, Inc..  He is also Chairman of the Board of Veritas Holdings, Ltd., a Carlyle portfolio company.  In addition, Mr. Krause serves as a Board Partner with Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. 

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