Gregory B. Penner

Co-Founder at Madrone Capital Partners LLC

Gregory B. Penner

Gregory B. Penner

Co-Founder at Madrone Capital Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Wal-Mart Japan Holdings KK
Madrone Capital Partners LLC

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2943

Primary Location

Atherton, CA, United States

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

01/01/1970

Age

51

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Walmart, Inc.

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Founder at Madrone Capital Partners LLC

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Co-Founder & General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners LLC

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Former Program Officer, Education at The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

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Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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Chair at Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Charter School Growth Fund

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Seiyu GK

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Former Program Officer, Education at The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of foundation founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We believe the best ideas can come from anywhere, so we stay open to new thinking from all over. And they partner with those who are closest to the problem because they’re usually closest to the solution.

Education
MBA
Class of 1997

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Bachelor's in International Economics
Class of 1992

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. At Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. and Qatar campuses, SFS provides a rigorous education combining theory and practice and instills the values of service. School of Foreign Service provides students a rigorous education in international affairs that combines theory and practice and instills the values of service to others, offered by a faculty of outstanding scholars and practitioners who are committed to teaching, learning and discovery.

Career History
Co-Founder
2005 - Current

Madrone Capital invests in public and private companies located in the US and China. The firm targets companies operating in in the fields of alternative energy technologies. Madrone Capital provides financing for growth stage capital requirements.

Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategy
2001 - Prior

Walmart.com USA LLC owns and operates superstores. Its product range includes contact lenses, electronics, apparel, furniture, pet products, pharmaceuticals, tires, toys, and jewelry. The company was founded in January, 2000 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

Financial Analyst
Prior

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2008 - Current

Walmart, Inc. engages in retail and wholesale business. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices. It operates through the following business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates as a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart, Wal-Mart, and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other eCommerce brands. The Walmart International segment manages supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, and cash and carry outside of the United States. The Sam's Club segment comprises membership-only warehouse clubs and samsclubs.com. The company was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

Director & General Partner
2005 - Current

Madrone Capital invests in public and private companies located in the US and China. The firm targets companies operating in in the fields of alternative energy technologies. Madrone Capital provides financing for growth stage capital requirements.

Director
Prior - 2012

99Bill Corp. engages in the provision of internet financial platform services. It specializes in facilitating online transactions. Its business scope includes payment business; research and development of payment and settlement system, and provide relevant technical advice and technical services; development, research, and design of electronic data exchange system; information systems integration; integrated development, design, production, and sale of computer software, hardware, and network products; business inquiries; network sale of department stores merchandise, household appliances, office supplies, electronic products, communications products, electrical and mechanical equipment, computer hardware and software, and chemical products; advertising agency; and value-added telecommunications business. The company was founded on April 29, 2004 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Prior - 2014

The Charter School Growth Fund (“CSGF”) is a non-profit fund working to transform K-12 education by investing in innovative charter school networks that offer outstanding educational options for underserved students. Founded in 2005, our mission is to invest philanthropic capital in the nation’s highest performing charter school operators to dramatically expand their impact on low-income and minority students. We provide financing, business planning support, coaching and other resources that portfolio members require to build networks of high-performing schools. CSGF makes very select investments in charter school management organizations (“CMOs”) that deliver outstanding academic results, while achieving sustainability on public revenues. The 34 members of our current portfolio were chosen from a pool of over 375 applicants. Collectively, they operate the highest performing schools in their cities and many have completely closed the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students. CSGF grant and loan financing packages enable these organizations to expand their capacity to serve more low-income and minority families in their communities. To date, CSGF has committed over $100 million to support the creation of more than 165,000 new seats for low-income and minority students around the country. Currently, CSGF portfolio members operate schools that serve over 100,000 students — more than three times the number they served upon entering our portfolio. Over the next decade, we will continue to invest in extraordinary CMOs – those that can transform American education and ensure demography is not destiny for our nation’s students

Director & Treasurer
Prior

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

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$25K - $50K
2019

The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens. The Academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research.

$100K +
2017

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

$25K - $50K
2017

The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens. The Academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research.

Political Donations
$2,700
2015

Senator from Colorado

$6,800
2014

Former Founding Chief Executive Officer at Partnership Schools

$4,100
2014

Senator from the District 07 at California State Senate

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AXIOS Media, Inc. provides news and information services. It specializes in media trends, technology, business, and politics. The company was founded by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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