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Robert William Cross

lawyer , venture capitalist

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1964.

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