Carl N. Grant III manages business development firm wide for Cooley LLP and is a superconnector in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Grant previously served as Executive Director-Technology Industry for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the world’s largest professional services firm where he led the business development in the DC Metro Region and drove unprecedented growth. Prior to joining PwC, Grant managed the Capital Attraction Program for Fairfax County EDA, an initiative that more than doubled the number of venture capital funds in that county. Immediately before joining Cooley, Grant served as VP, Business Development for two venture capital-backed technology companies in the northern Virginia area. Grant was also a Director in a division of Multimedia, Inc. leading up to and through Gannett’s $1.8 billion acquisition of the company.
Grant served over 10 years in the Army National Guard and Reserve as an Airborne Infantry Officer, where he achieved the rank of Major. As Public Affairs Officer for the 29th Infantry Division — a five-state, 11, 000 soldier unit — he was responsible for media relations, community relations and command information. Grant led a number of successful overseas missions during his two tours to Central America, and was awarded the Virginia Bronze Star for meritorious service as Aide to the Adjutant General of Virginia.
Grant serves on the Board of Directors for Catoctin Bible Church, and is Chairman of High Tech Prayer Breakfast – DC Metro, Inc. He is on the Advisory Board of Sonabank Loudoun County and is a previous Board Member of ACG and Leadership Fairfax and was previously on the Loudoun County EDC. He is active in NVTC, NYVCA and MAVA.
Grant has an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BSJ with honors from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
I love coming out to the country for the open space and privacy. I spend a lot of time in mid-town Manhattan, which completely energizes me. I love the hustle and bustle of the city during the week and then going to my country retreat on the weekend where we have 20 acres and horses.
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