Gregory Winston Slayton is an American author, diplomat, professor, businessman, and philanthropist.
Born in Ohio, Slayton now resides in Hanover, New Hampshire with his wife and children. After graduating from Dartmouth College magna cum laude in 1981 Slayton was a Fulbright Scholar to Asia – earning a Masters in Asia Studies in 1982 from the University of the Philippines. He then ran regional programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America for international non-profits such as World Vision International. In 1990 he graduated with honors from the Harvard Business School and then worked for McKinsey and Company for five years. Hired out of McKinsey to help run Paramount’s Technology Group in Palo Alto, California – Slayton remained in Silicon Valley for 10 years as a public and private company CEO and then a venture capitalist. As a CEO he was responsible for a number of successful turnarounds such as Paragraph International and MySoftware. As the Managing Director of Slayton Capital he was on the Board of Advisors of Google and Salesforce.com as well as Bloom Energy. Slayton was appointed as the United States Chief of Mission and Consul General to Bermuda by President George W. Bush. His term was extended twice by President Obama. Slayton continues to work as a venture capitalist through his firm Slayton Capital and is the lead US Director for BioMass Capital (www.BMCM.us). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at UIBE Business School in Beijing. He also teaches on occasion at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as well as the Harvard Business School and Stanford’s GSB. His most recent book “Be A Better Dad Today!” was published by Regal Publishing for Father’s Day 2012 (www.BeABetterDadToday.com) and has been a national best-seller with over 40,000 sales since its debut May 7th. The book is going into its third printing this fall. Slayton is apparently giving all his royalties from the book to fatherhood and family charities