Steven A. Denning is the Chairman of General Atlantic LLC, a global private equity firm. He joined the firm in 1980 and has built the organization into a leading global growth investment firm with twelve offices around the globe and over $20 billion of assets under management. He is actively involved in a number of private companies, and is also a director of Engility Corp. (NYSE: EGL).
Mr. Denning joined GA after working with McKinsey & Company. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1978. Prior to business school, Mr. Denning served for six years in the U.S. Navy, where he also earned an M.S. degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He received a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1970.
Mr. Denning is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University and former Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bridgespan Group. Mr. Denning is on the Advisory Board of the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program at Stanford, and is a member of the Distinguished Careers Institute Advisory Council at Stanford and a member of the Online Teaching and Learning Advisory Board at Stanford. He is an Honorary Trustee of The Brookings Institution and the American Museum of Natural History, Emeritus Chairman and a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Board and an Emeritus Trustee of the National Parks Conservation Association. Mr. Denning was formerly a member of the board of the McKinsey Investment Office Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Science Center, the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, the Georgia Tech Foundation Inc., and the Cancer Research Institute.
Mr. Denning grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. He and his wife, Roberta, currently reside in Greenwich, CT and San Francisco, CA. They have two children, Robert and Carrie.