Howard Cox

Advisory Partner


Past Investments

American Medical Systems (Acquired by Pfizer in 1985), Amisys Managed Care (IPO 1995), Appex Cellular (Acquired by EDS in 1991), Arbor Health Care (IPO 1993, Acquired by Extendicare in 1997), BMR Financial (IPO 1988, Acquired by SouthTrust in 1993), Centene (IPO 2001), Checkfree Corporation (IPO 1995, Acquired by Fiserv in 2007), HPR (IPO 1995, Acquired by HBO & Company in 1997), ISSCO (IPO 1983, Acquired by CA in 1987), Landacorp (IPO 2000, Acquired by SHPS in 2004), Lunar (IPO 1990, Acquired by GE Medical Systems in 2000), Meditech (Private), OTG Software (IPO 2000, Acquired by Legato in 2002), Promega (Private), Rehab Systems (Acquired by Novacare in 1991), Share Development (Acquired by United Healthcare in 1985), Stryker (IPO 1979), United Publishers (Acquired by NYNEX Corporation in 1986), VHA Long Term Care (Acquired by ServiceMaster in 1993), Vincam Group (IPO 1996, Acquired by ADP in 1999)


Howard joined Greylock in 1971 after serving two years in the Office of the  Secretary of Defense.  In addition to his past Greylock directorships he is a past director of the Boston Globe (Affiliated Publications), Secretary of Defense Business Board, and past Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. He currently  is on the boards of Stryker,  In-Q-Tel, Foundation Board of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, Brookings Institution, Population Council, advisory trustee of various Fidelity Mutual Funds, investment committees of Museum of Fine Arts, Brookings, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Partners Healthcare, Kleberg Foundation, also various advisory boards at Harvard Business School, Kennedy School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and Princeton.

Howard is a graduate of Princeton, Columbia Law School and Harvard Business School. He served as an officer in the US Army. Along with Greylock’s founding partners he received the Harvard Business School Award for Alumni Achievement in 2003.