MANAGING DIRECTOR | Bill Carson
Bill joined Hudson Ventures in 2002. From 1999-2002, Bill was head of Citigroup's Strategic
Investment Group, a member of Citigroup's Internet Operating Group and an Investment Committee
member for the Smith Barney Opportunity Fund. While leading the Strategic Investment Group, Bill
identified and invested in software and service companies that offered key technologies for one
or more of the corporation's business units. Among the companies that he was active in were
Guardent, Mobileway, Paytrust, Speechworks, 724 Solutions, and Transpoint. From 1996 through
2002, Bill started and ran a $100 million Technology Investment Fund within Citicorp. His
investments included Micromuse, Netro, Phone.com, Quinta, Siros, WebTV, and Xaqti. In addition to
his private equity experience, Bill was head of Citigroup's internal M&A group. Between
1992-1999, he was involved in all of Citicorp's deals including the Travelers-Citicorp merger,
the acquisition of AT&T's Universal Credit Card business, and numerous bank acquisitions,
securities processing and information services transactions. Prior to his M&A activity, he
held positions within Citicorp's workout and capital markets areas. In addition to his financial
services background, Bill started his career at IBM as a product engineer in the storage and
magnetic media business. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of
and was responsible for Hudson's
investment in Guardent.
Bill has undergraduate degrees in both Engineering and Economics from the University of Notre
Dame and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives with his family in New Jersey.
Bill will become a Senior Managing Director in our new fund.