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Noel John Fenton

Noel John Fenton, American venture capitalist.

Background

  • Fenton, Noel John was born on May 24, 1938 in New Haven. Son of Arnold Alexander and Carla (Mathiasen) Fenton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1963.

    Career

    • Research assistant Stanford (California) University, 1963-1964. Vice president Mail Systems Corporation, Redwood City, California, 1964-1966. Vice president, general manager products division Acurex Corporation, Mountain View, 1966-1972, president, chief executive officer, director, 1972-1983, Covalent Systems Corporation, Sunnyvale, 1983-1986.

      Managing general partner Trinity Ventures Ltd., since 1986. Board directors Multifamily Technology Solutions, Inc., LoopNet, Inc., SciQuest, Inc., Idaho Analytics, Inc., Blue Tarp Finance, Blue Stripe Software, Inc., Service Max, Inc.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member advisory council resource Center for Women, chairman board directors 1987-1988. Member San Jose Economic Development Task Force, 1983, Young President's Organization, 1976-1988, President Reagan's Business Advisory Panel. Member World President's Organization, since 1988, director, 1994-2000.

    Member athletic board Stanford University, 2003-2010. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1959-1961. Member American Electronics Association (chairman 1978-1979, director 1976-1980), Santa Clara County Manufacturers Group (director 1980-1983), Chief Executives Organization, Stanford Business School Alumni Association (president 1976-1977, director 1971-1976), Stanford Alumni Association (executive board 1985-1989).

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Jane Hamilton, August 14, 1965. Children: Wendy, Devon, Peter, Lance.
    • father: Arnold Alexander Fenton
    • mother: Carla (Mathiasen) Fenton
    • spouse: Sarah Jane Hamilton
    • children: Wendy Fenton
    • Devon Fenton
    • Peter Fenton
    • Lance Fenton
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    Born May 24, 1938
    • 1959
      Cornell University
    • 1963
      Stanford University
    • 1963 - 1964
      Research assistant, Stanford (California) University
    • 1964 - 1966
      vice president, Mail Systems Corporation
      Redwood City, California, United States
    • 1966 - 1972
      vice president, products division Acurex Corporation
      Mountain View, California, United States
    • 1966 - 1972
      general manager, products division Acurex Corporation
      Mountain View, California, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      vice president, products division Acurex Corporation
      Sunnyvale, California, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      general manager, products division Acurex Corporation
      Sunnyvale, California, United States
    • 1986
      managing general partner, Trinity Ventures Limited
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