William E. McGlashan, Jr. is the managing partner of TPG Growth. Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2004, he was the chairman and chief executive officer of Critical Path, which he joined in April of 2001 to undertake a major financial and operational restructuring of the company.
Previously, Mr. McGlashan co-founded and served as chief executive officer of Vectis Group, a venture corporation that capitalized and built companies in emerging markets, in partnership with leading U.S. technology businesses. While at Vectis Group, he was also a venture partner at Whitney & Co. Additionally, he co-founded and served as president of Pharmanex, Inc., a leading phytopharmaceutical and dietary supplement company that has annual sales of approximately $500 million in 20 countries and significant operations in the China. The company was sold to NSE in 1999. Mr. McGlashan was also co-founder and chief executive officer of Generation Ventures, a firm focused on developing new ventures in China in the areas of healthcare and technology.
Mr. McGlashan also co-founded and was president of TRADE, Inc., a venture-funded trade information database company. Prior to TRADE, he was a senior associate with Bain Capital and Information Partners.
Mr. McGlashan earned a B.A. with honors from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of Young Presidents' Organization in the San Francisco Barbary Coast chapter, and the World Economic Forum. He also serves on the boards of AgraQuest, David's Bridal, G2 SwitchWorks, StarCite, SuccessFactors, Bay Area Discovery Museum, the San Francisco Conservation Corps and Endeavor.