Ross Perot, Jr.
Ross Perot, Jr. serves as Chairman of The Perot Group, which manages the various Perot family interests that include real estate, oil and gas and financial investments. In addition, Mr. Perot is Chairman of Hillwood, which he founded in 1988. Hillwood is ranked among the top ten real estate developers in the United States and is recognized for its high-profile projects and public-private ventures. Hillwood Energy has natural gas and oil interests across the globe.
Mr. Perot is a Founder of Perot Systems Corporation and served on its Board of Directors beginning in 1988. He served as CEO of Perot Systems from 2000-2004 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2004 until the company was acquired by Dell Inc. in 2009. During his tenure on the Board, Perot Systems grew to be a multi-billion dollar global technology company with more than 24,000 associates. Mr. Perot served on the Board of Dell Inc. from 2009-2013.
After joining the United States Air Force in 1983, Perot earned certification as an F-4 pilot and served for 8 ½ years. Perot then served as chairman of the Air Force Memorial Foundation where he led a 14-year effort to build the United States Air Force Memorial in Washington, DC. The Memorial was dedicated to the Nation in October, 2006.
Mr. Perot earned his BS in business administration from Vanderbilt University. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the EastWest Institute, serves on the board of Vanderbilt University and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.