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Gregory Winston Slayton was sworn in as Principal Officer to Bermuda by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on August 15, 2005.
Before becoming the United States senior diplomat to Bermuda, Mr. Slayton was the Managing Director of Slayton Capital, a private venture capital firm headquartered in Tyson's Corner, Virginia with offices in Silicon Valley.
A native of Ohio, Mr. Slayton graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics from Dartmouth College and, as a Fulbright Scholar, received a Masters in Asian Studies with honors. His Masters thesis focused on the structural causes of - and solutions to - poverty in India and Southeast Asia. Later, at Harvard Business School, he received an M.B.A. with honors.
For most of his twenties, Mr. Slayton lived and worked extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America managing micro-credit and economic development programs for the poor. He remains active in international development and speaks four languages in addition to English.
Early in his business career Mr. Slayton served at McKinsey and Company and was the President/CEO of a number of successful technology companies, both public and private. More recently, he ran Slayton Capital, a private venture firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia. As Managing Director of Slayton Capital, Mr. Slayton served on the Board of Advisors of Google, Salesforce.com and other high tech leaders.
Mr. Slayton occasionally co-teaches at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is an avid tennis player and a recreational golfer and cricket player who also enjoys water sports and soccer.