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Robert William Cross

Robert William Cross, American lawyer, venture capitalist. Bar: New York 1964. Member of Business Executives for National Security, Marine Corps Association, Union League Club Chicago, University Club New York, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Background

  • Cross, Robert William was born on October 9, 1937 in Baltimore. Son of Rosamond and Mildred (Fowler) Cross.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1962. Juris Doctor, Washington University, 1964.

    Career

    • Associate Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, New York City, 1964-1968. General counsel Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Dallas, 1968-1969. President R.W. Cross & Company, Dallas and New York City, 1970-1990.

      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Cross Technology Incorporated, New York York City, also Solebury, Pennsylvania, since 1990. President, Chief Executive Officer Nanophase Technology Corporation, Romeoville, Illinois, 1993-1998. President, chief operating officer Vcapital Inc., Chicago, 1999—2002.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Vcapital Securities, 2000—2002. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer DigitalWork, Inc., 2003—2005. Chairman Patron Systems, Inc., 2005—2008.

      Managing principal Batterson Cross Zakin Venture Partners, since 2005. Member advisory board Apex Venture Fund V, since 2003. With United States Marine Corps, 1957-1963.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1964.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of Business Executives for National Security, Marine Corps Association, Union League Club Chicago, University Club New York, Omicron Delta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Deanna Louise Deerr, February 7, 1965. Children Ann Elizabeth, Robert William World War II.
    • father: Rosamond Cross
    • mother: Mildred (Fowler) Cross
    • spouse: Deanna Louise Deerr
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    Born October 9, 1937
    • 1962
      Washington University
    • 1964
      Washington University
    • 2002
      president, Vcapital Securities
    • 2002
      Chief Executive Officer, Vcapital Securities
    • 1964 - 1968
      Associate, Winthrop
    • 1968 - 1969
      general counsel, Electronic Data Systems Corporation
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1970 - 1990
      president, R.W. Cross & Company
    • 1990
      chairman, Cross Technology Incorporated
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1990
      Chief Executive Officer, Cross Technology Incorporated
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1993 - 1998
      president, Nanophase Technology Corporation
      Romeoville, Illinois, United States
    • 1993 - 1998
      Chief Executive Officer, Nanophase Technology Corporation
      Romeoville, Illinois, United States
    • 1999 - 2002
      president
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 2003 - 2005
      chairman, DigitalWork
    • 2003 - 2005
      Chief Executive Officer, DigitalWork
    • 2005 - 2008
      chairman, Patron Systems
    • 2005
      managing principal Batterson Cross Zakin Venture Partner, s
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