William Clay Ford, Jr.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Ford Motor Company

William Clay Ford, Jr.

William Clay Ford, Jr.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Ford Motor Company

Overview
Career Highlights

Ford Motor Company
Fontinalis Partners LLC
Mobilityventures LLC

RelSci Relationships

4234

Primary Location

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

01/01/1957 - Detroit, MI, United States

Age

63

Number of Awards

4

Interests

Martial Arts, Tennis, Cars, Fly-fishing, Guitar, Hockey

Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals William Clay Ford, Jr. likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Chairman at Pentastar Aviation LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Executive Officer at Ford Motor Company

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Executive Officer, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC at Ford Motor Company

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Chief Executive Officer at Masco Corporation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Executive Chairman at Barrick Gold Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at PG&E Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Majority Owner at The Detroit Lions, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at KPMG LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Greylock Partners

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Director-Product Development at Heat & Control, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

In The News
ENP Newswire
February 18, 2020
-FORD: STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF OWEN BIEBER
The Detroit News
February 18, 2020
2nd-longest UAW chief an 'incredible' leader
Louisville Business First (Kentucky)
January 21, 2020
Ford earns distinction for environmental efforts
Paths to William Clay Ford, Jr.
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
William Clay Ford, Jr.
Former Chief Executive Officer at Ford Motor Company
Family Members
Cousin

Pentastar Aviation LLC provides aviation services. Its aviation services include charter flight travel, private and corporate jet service, and management. The firm also offers aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design, installation and repair, and aircraft charter. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Waterford, MI.

Spouse
Director & Vice President, Trustee & Member at William & Lisa Ford Foundation

Parent, Deceased
Former Majority Owner at The Detroit Lions, Inc.

The Detroit Lions, Inc. manages a football team. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Allen Park, MI.

Parent
Majority Owner at The Detroit Lions, Inc.

The Detroit Lions, Inc. manages a football team. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Allen Park, MI.

Education
Attendee

The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of unsurpassed quality to 598 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and 28 foreign countries. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges. Statement of Goals and Purposes The Hotchkiss School strives to develop in students a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity. We are a community based on trust, mutual respect, and compassion, and we hold all members of the community accountable for upholding these values.

Bachelor of Arts

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Master of Science in Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Memberships
President
Current

EATING AND SOCIAL CLUB PROVIDING MEALS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES TO ITS MEMBERS, WHO ARE UNDERGRADUATES AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Career History
Founding Partner
2009 - Current

Fontinalis Partners focuses on investments in technology companies located around the world. Fontinalis provides financing for seed, early, later stage and pre-IPO capital requirements ranging from $100,000-500,000 for seed investments to amounts exceeding $10 million for select later-stage opportunities, with an average investment over the life of a company typically ranging from $5-8 million.

Chief Executive Officer
1979 - Current

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and autonomous vehicles business. The Ford Credit segment comprises Ford Credit business on a consolidated basis, which is primarily vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Founder
Current

Mobility Ventures seeks investment opportunities in companies located in the US. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of mobile Internet, media, health, commerce, software, and location based services, applications and services. It provides financing for early stage capital requirements with an investment between $100,000 in a seed round to several million dollars over the life cycle of the company. It acts as a lead investor and also makes follow on investment.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

Learn how non-profit organizations benefit from RelSci
$100K - $1M
2017

The Henry Ford is a non-profit organization, which engages in operating museum and other educational centers. Its properties include the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and Giant Screen Experience. The company was founded by Henry Ford and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

$2,500 - $4,999
2016

GREENHILLS SCHOOL IS AN INDEPENDENT, NON-DENOMINATIONAL, COED, COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL ENROLLING GRADES 6-12.

$25K - $100K
2015

The Henry Ford is a non-profit organization, which engages in operating museum and other educational centers. Its properties include the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and Giant Screen Experience. The company was founded by Henry Ford and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Political Donations
$5,000
2017
$1,000
2013

Partner at Riecker, Van Dam, Barker & Black, P.C.

$5,000
2013
Transactions
Details Hidden

Ford Motor Company raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
Details Hidden

SkyRyse, Inc. delivers autonomous flight technologies to revolutionize on-demand transportation. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Public Holdings
Restricted data only for RelSci Professional users.
Awards & Honors
2015
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education - Ambassador for Humanity Award
2012
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
University of Michigan - School of Law
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Attendee
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
2011 Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics

Clean-energy innovation is emerging as the new front in the global economic fight. The winners won’t be clear for years, but the stakes and strategies are getting clearer, said the chief executives and entrepreneurs from Beijing to Boston who gathered at The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference in 2011.

Speaker
Long Beach, CA, United States
2011 TED Conference

The TED conference in 2011 moved to a new home in Edinburgh and was held from July 12–15 with the theme The Stuff Of Life.

Other Affiliations
This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by William Clay Ford, Jr.. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of William Clay Ford, Jr.'s profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and William Clay Ford, Jr..