Family tree of Thomas PERKINS

Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Thomas James PERKINS

American businessman, capitalist and one of the founders of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Born on January 14, 1932 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA , United States

Died on June 07, 2016 in Belvedere, California, USA

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Perkins received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953. He earned an MBA from Harvard University in 1957. While attending MIT, Perkins joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Perkins was mentored by Georges Doriot.

In 1963, he was invited by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard to become the administrative head of the research department at Hewlett-Packard. He was the first general manager of HP's computer divisions, credited with helping shepherd HP's entry into the minicomputer business. During the 1960s, he also started University Laboratories, which was later merged into Spectra-Physics.


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