William B. Coleman
William (Bill) Coleman is a partner at Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage venture capital company. Previously, he was the founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cassatt Corporation, an enterprise software and services company acquired by CA in 2009. He had joined Symantec’s board of directors in 2003.
He has more than 30 years of high-technology industry experience focused on software. Coleman founded and was the first chairman and CEO of BEA Systems. Under his leadership, BEA became the fastest software firm ever to exceed $1 billion in annual revenue.
As vice president of system software at Sun Microsystems, Coleman's team transformed SunOS into the commercially successful Solaris operating system. While at Sun he also founded Sun's Professional Services Division and co-founded Sun's Federal Division.
He is chairman of the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the President of the Colorado University Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities Foundation. In 2001, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by both Ernst & Young and the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at Colorado University-Boulder and, by Business Week, as one of 2001's “E-biz 25 Top Executives.”