William Quigley joined Clearstone in February 1999 and focuses on Clearstone's communications investments. His investments are centered around three broad themes: lowering the cost of delivering data and voice services, reducing the manufacturing costs of communications components and enabling the delivery of value added services. William joined Clearstone Venture Partners from Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds, where he invested in early stage communications companies targeting the software, equipment and service sectors. At MAVF, he was responsible for investments in Integrated Chipware, a real time embedded OS developer, Wisor Telecom, an OSS vendor to telecom service providers and NexTone Communications, a manufacturer of voice over IP equipment.
Prior to MAVF, William spent six years in a variety of business planning and operational roles at The Walt Disney Company. His work at Disney included designing field operation and sales support systems for several of the company's largest divisions. William also co-managed Disney's merchant banking group where he negotiated and structured equity positions in the company's strategic licensees.
Prior to Disney, William was a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen's Financial Services Group where he developed financial and business strategies for a wide range of companies in the media and communications and financial services industries.
William received his MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School, and holds a BS, with honors, from the University of Southern California. He is a Kauffman Fellow.
William represents Clearstone Venture Partners' interests in its investments in AOptix Technologies, Crimson Microsystems, IntegriNautics, Meru Networks, PeopleSupport, and Phasebridge.