- Cooley LLPExecutive Vice President, Business Development, present
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
- US Army
- EYECAST Corporation
- Gannett (through its acquisition of Multimedia, Inc.)
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Carl N. Grant, III is Executive Vice President, Business Development for Cooley, where he manages business development firm wide. He is known as a super connector within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Mr. Grant is focused assisting growth-oriented companies achieve their goals through strategic advice, high-impact targeted business introductions, and team-based, business-oriented legal solutions.
Mr. Grant previously served as Executive Director-Technology Industry for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the world's largest professional services firm where he led the business development in the DC Metro Region and drove unprecedented growth. Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Grant managed the Capital Attraction Program for Fairfax County EDA, an initiative that more than doubled the number of venture capital funds in that county. Immediately before joining Cooley, Mr. Grant served as Vice President, Business Development for two venture capital-backed technology companies in the northern Virginia area, EYECAST Corporation and cyberCFO. Mr. Grant was also a Director in a division of Multimedia, Inc. leading up to and through Gannett's $1.8 billion acquisition of the company.
Mr. Grant was as a Founding Board Member of Founders Bank starting in March 2006 through its sale to SONABank in December 2007. As an initial bank organizer, investor and director for a new community bank located in Loudoun County, Virginia, Mr. Grant was actively involved with the capital raising, business plan development and the regulatory approval process. The efforts required professional reviews, bank director training and a background security checks from the FDIC, the OCC and the FBI. At present, Mr. Grant is a shareholder and an advisory board member of SONABank, Loudoun County.
Mr. Grant served over 10 years in the Army National Guard and Reserve as an Airborne Infantry Officer, where he achieved the rank of Major. As Public Affairs Officer for the 29th Infantry Division -- a five-state, 11, 000 soldier unit -- he was responsible for media relations, community relations and command information. Mr. Grant led a number of successful overseas public affairs missions during his two tours to Central America, and was awarded the Virginia Bronze Star for meritorious service as Aide to the Adjutant General of Virginia.
Mr. Grant serves on the Board of Directors for Catoctin Bible Church, where he has served as children's Sunday school leader and filled in for the Pastor when he was away. Mr. Grant is Chairman of the Board and President of High Tech Prayer Breakfast - DC Metro, Inc., an all-volunteer non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that hosts an annual breakfast attended by as many as 800 people. Grant previously served as a Commissioner for the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission, and is on the Board of Directors for Leadership Fairfax, Inc. (LFI) the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) National Capital Chapter, where he Co-Chairs the organization's Social Media Committee. Mr. Grant is an active member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), New York Venture Capital Association (NYVCA) and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA).
Mr. Grant holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BSJ with honors from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
- Indiana University
- Ohio University
- South Lakes High School