Helman, 53, is a partner with Greylock Partners, where he has served since 1984. In his role at Greylock, Helman focuses on enterprise software, consumer internet, healthcare and biotechnology.
"Bill's strong entrepreneurial spirit and more than 25 years of experience as a venture capitalist has helped him develop a keen understanding of what it takes for companies to innovate and grow," said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford. "We are fortunate to further strengthen our board of directors with someone of Bill's experience and we look forward to the contributions he will make to our company's future success."
Helman will serve on the Ford Board of Directors' Finance Committee, Sustainability Committee, and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Helman also serves as lead director at Zipcar, Inc., as well as on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and Harvard Management Company. In addition, he is on the Board of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Steppingstone Foundation, The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the Broad Institute, and a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School.
About Preston Automotive Group
Preston Automotive Group services the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania area with Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Hyundai, and Nissan brands. The auto group carries the largest selection of new and used cars and trucks. Additionally, the dealership services all makes and models, both imported and domestic cars with ASE certified and factory trained technicians.