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 thirteen 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 a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bridgespan Group. He serves on the following Advisory Boards at Stanford University: the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program; the Distinguished Careers Institute; and Online Teaching and Learning Advisory Board.
Mr. Denning is former 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 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 Georgia Tech Foundation. 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 Foundation Board, the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, 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.