Gregory F. Back
Greg Back is a technology investor and company builder based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an active angel investor, advisor, and occasional founder of early and growth stage companies, focusing on the software and Internet sectors. Previously, he was Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, the global growth-oriented private equity investor, based in New York. At Warburg, Mr. Back co-founded the Internet investment practice and led the application software practice. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President at InfoGroup, a publicly traded marketing data company, and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Chicago and Scandinavia.
Mr. Back has been interested in supporting the education of underprivileged youth for more than three decades. Most relevant to his IHDF board service, when fellow students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business began to form an “I Have A Dream” program affiliated with the school in the early 1990s, he helped form the tutoring program. The tutoring program was ultimately comprised of approximately seventy graduate students who supported at-risk elementary students in East Palo Alto, CA. One hundred percent of his Dreamer cohorts graduated from high school and the vast majority continued on to college.
Mr. Back graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.