Bill Tobin is a partner at the Strayer Consulting Group, an organization development firm that specializes in helping venture-backed technology companies build strong management teams. At Kauffman Fellows, Bill oversees the flow of each module of the Fellows’ curriculum. He works closely with the KF team, faculty, and deans to assure that what the Fellows experience is well-conceived, challenging, and grounded in the realities and possibilities of the venture industry.
Bill brings 25 years of consulting and high technology experience to his work, from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), public companies such as Sun Microsystems, Intel, Ampex, RasterOps, and 3DO, and as a founding executive and board member at startups DotRocket and MediaFlex. Bill is an experienced business consultant and coach who offers his clients hard-won technical and organizational insights. He specializes in guiding companies that are navigating through strategic growth opportunities and are seeking an integrated, cross-functional approach to their business.
Bill has an undergraduate engineering degree from Drexel University and has completed graduate engineering and business studies at Stanford University and the University of California. He is active in several Bay Area organizations that work with entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. Bill is an advisor and former chairman of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, and an advisor at the Entrepreneurs Foundation and the Software Development Forum.
Bill loves getting outside to run, mountain bike, and ski and in his copious spare time enjoys books, music, food and wine. A Philadelphia native, he lives in San Jose, CA with his wife and two daughters.