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William W. Helman IV

Member, board of directors, Ford Motor Company

William W. Helman IV was elected to the board of directors of Ford Motor Company in 2011. He serves on the finance committee and nominating and governance committee, and as chair of the sustainability and innovation committee.

Helman is a general partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in technology, consumer Internet and healthcare. He joined Greylock in 1984 and has been a partner since 1997.

Helman led Greylock’s investments in Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Hyperion Software, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Filene’s Basement, UPromise, Reveal Imaging and Zipcar, among others.

He is a trustee of Dartmouth College and chairs the investment committee. In addition, he serves on the board of Harvard Management Company, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Steppingstone Foundation.

Helman is a member of the board of fellows at Harvard Medical School and Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

He graduated from Dartmouth in 1980 and Harvard Business School in 1984.