Greg Gorder

Founder (Retired)

Greg Gorder helped found Intellectual Ventures (IV) in 2000 and played an instrumental role in the company’s formation and growth.

In September 2017, after more than 17 years as a senior leader at IV, Mr. Gorder departed to focus on his family’s philanthropic activities.

Throughout his years with IV, Mr. Gorder served in various capacities, including chief operating officer, chief financial officer and general counsel prior to leading the company’s efforts to recruit and hire several key executives.

Prior to joining IV, Mr. Gorder was partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, one of the most highly regarded law firms in the Pacific Northwest. At Perkins Coie, Mr. Gorder specialized in high technology and corporate and securities law, and provided business and legal counsel to early-stage technology companies. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Gorder has led dozens of initial and follow-on public offerings, acquisitions and divestitures for clients, and has closed more than 100 venture capital and private equity financings. Mr. Gorder has represented both emerging technology companies and their investors in the software, telecommunications, networking and biotechnology industries.

Mr. Gorder holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Following law school, he clerked with Judge Eugene Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Gorder currently serves as Chair, UW School of Law Advancement Committee, Co-Chair, UW School of Law Campaign Committee, Member, Advisory Search Committee on the Deanship of the UW School of Law, and Director, University of Washington Foundation.

Greg Gorder