Howard Ellis Cox Jr.

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Howard Ellis Cox, Jr.
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Born (1944-02-01) February 1, 1944 (age 77)
New York, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Education
  • BA
  • JD
  • MBA
Alma mater
  • Columbia Law School
  • Harvard Business School
Occupation
  • Venture capitalist
  • Philanthropist
Spouse(s)Julia Bolton Dempsey
Parents
  • Howard Ellis Cox (father)
  • Anne Crane Delafield (mother)
Relatives
  • Edward Cox (brother)
  • Mazie Cox (sister)

Howard Ellis Cox, Jr. (born February 1, 1944) is an American venture capitalist and philanthropist who also has been active in healthcare development and United States national security. He joined Greylock Partners.[1] in 1971 and is currently a special limited partner.[2] He is on the Executive Committee of In-Q-Tel.[3][4]

Early life and education

Cox was born to Howard Ellis Cox [5] and Anne Crane Delafield (Finch) [6] in New York City.

Cox attended grade school at Allen-Stevenson and graduated from Collegiate School in New York City. He graduated Princeton University in 1964 where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1967. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1969.[7]

Investment career

Cox joined Greylock in 1971,[2] which is a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley.[8]

Cox is a director of the investment firm Brown Advisory,[9] an advisory trustee of a number of Fidelity Mutual Funds [10] and director emeritus of Stryker Corporation.[11] Cox served on the board of three New York Stock Exchange Companies—Stryker,[12] Centene [13][14] and Affiliated Publications[15](owner of the Boston Globe).[16] He is a past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association.[17]

National security career

Cox served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Systems Analysis).[18][19][7] He joined the board of In-Q-Tel in 2000.[20][3] Cox is a member of the Executive Committee and Chairs the Finance and Investment Committee.[9] He serves on the boards of Business Executives for National Security,[21] Brookings Institution,[22] is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations [23] and former member Secretary of Defense Business Board of Directors.[24]

Philanthropy

Cox supports the Harvard Business School Healthcare Initiative.[25] He is listed as one of the founding members of the HBS On-Line Learning Program].[26] As a board member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Program [27] he is listed on the honor roll of funders [28] for the Harvard Kennedy learning module.

Personal

Cox married Julia Bolton Dempsey[29][30] in 1970 and they were divorced in 2005 with no children. Cox's brother is Edward Cox and sister is Mazie Cox. He is a descendant of Robert Livingston.[31]

References

  1. "Greylock Partners".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Howard Cox".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Szoldra, Paul. "Some of the people investing the CIA's money in startups are under scrutiny". Business Insider.
  4. "Bridging technology, venture, and intelligence – In-Q-Tel – Strategic investor that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to U.S. Government agencies".
  5. "Howard Cox, 76, Prominent Lawyer".
  6. "Anne Cox, 86, a Socialite and Designer, Dies". The New York Times. 28 January 2005.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Howard E. Cox | Baker Library | Bloomberg Center | Harvard Business School".
  8. https://www.alumni.hbs.edu/stories/Pages/story-bulletin.aspx?num=2020
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Howard E. Cox, Jr. | Brown Advisory".
  10. "Howard Cox".
  11. "Stryker - Governance - Board of Directors - Person Details".
  12. "Stryker announces Mr. Howard E. Cox, Jr. will retire from Board of Directors". finance.yahoo.com.
  13. SEC Filing Centene Corporation
  14. Neidorff's stock valued at $5.7 million
  15. United States. Securities and Exchange Commission (1992). Official Summary of Security Transactions and Holdings Reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. p. 5.
  16. "Official Summary of Security Transactions and Holdings Reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935". 1992.
  17. "Howard Cox Presented with Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award – National Venture Capital Association – NVCA".
  18. https://www.27east.com/real-estate-news/howard-e-cox-jr-buys-in-westhampton-beach-1403862/
  19. "ISO Group's Board of Directors".
  20. "Our History".
  21. "About BENS - Leadership - Business Executives for National Security".
  22. "Board of Trustees". 22 July 2016.
  23. "Council on Foreign Relations". Council on Foreign Relations.
  24. "Department Announces New Defense Business Board Members". U.S. Department of Defense.
  25. "Advisory Board - Health Care - Harvard Business School". www.hbs.edu.
  26. "Founding Donors - HBS Online - Harvard Business School". online.hbs.edu.
  27. "Young Global Leaders: Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century". wappp.hks.harvard.edu.
  28. "The Campaign for Harvard Kennedy School: Impact Report". www.hks.harvard.edu.
  29. "H. E. Cox Jr. Fiance of Julia Dempsey". September 6, 1970 – via NYTimes.com.
  30. "Miss Julia Bolton Dempsey Married". November 1, 1970 – via NYTimes.com.
  31. Nemy, Enid; Times, Special To the New York (July 27, 1981). "The Livingstons - a Clan's Story" – via NYTimes.com.

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