Carl N. Grant, III is Senior Vice President, Business Development for Cooley Godward Kronish. He joined the Firm in 2002 and is resident in the Reston office.
Mr. Grant is focused assisting growth-oriented companies achieve their goals through strategic advice, high-impact targeted business introductions, and team-based, business-oriented legal solutions.
Grant previously served as Executive Director-Technology Industry for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the world's largest professional services firm where he led the business development in the DC Metro Region and drove unprecedented growth. Prior to joining PwC, Grant managed the Capital Attraction Program for Fairfax County EDA, an initiative that more than doubled the number of venture capital funds in that county. Immediately before joining Cooley, Grant served as VP, Business Development for two venture capital-backed technology companies in the northern Virginia area. Grant was also a Director in a division of Multimedia, Inc. leading up to and through Gannett's $1.8 billion acquisition of the company.
Mr. Grant served over 10 years in the Army National Guard and Reserve as an Airborne Infantry Officer, where he achieved the rank of Major. As Public Affairs Officer for the 29th Infantry Division -- a five-state, 11, 000 soldier unit -- he was responsible for media relations, community relations and command information. Mr. Grant led a number of successful overseas public affairs missions during his two tours to Central America, and was awarded the Virginia Bronze Star for meritorious service as Aide to the Adjutant General of Virginia.
Grant serves on the Board of Directors for Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) National Capital Chapter, Lovettsville Community Church and is Chairman of High Tech Prayer Breakfast - DC Metro, Inc. He is on the Advisory Boards of Sonabank Loudoun County, KZO Networks, Pulse Media Group, C5i, and the Heiden Group. He is an active member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Leadership Fairfax (LFI) and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA).
Mr. Grant holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BSJ with honors from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Mr. Grant’s role is that of a business advisor.