Ed is the Henry Gardineer Symonds Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several companies including two that are publicly-held: Service Corporation International (NYSE), a Fortune 500 corporation, and EQUSS II Inc. (NYSE). At Rice, he teaches classes on entrepreneurship, venture creation, venture capital investing, business valuations, leveraged buyouts, and acquisitions. He has also started, bought, and/or sold several hundred companies.Williams received
JAMES R. THOMPSON, PhD, is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University.
EDWARD E. WILLIAMS, PhD, is Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business Administration at Rice University.
M. CHAPMAN FINDLAY, III, PhD, is President and Director of Fin Fin Inc., and Director of First Texas Venture Capital, LLC, and a principal at Findlay, Phillips and Associates in Los Angeles, California.
James Thompson is a prize-winning art historian and art critic. He has written for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Walker Gallery of Art, and the Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Rochelle. He lives in Winston-Salem, NC.