Mr. Hotard is an Venture Partner at ARCH Venture Partners. He devotes a substantial amount of his time to developing relationships in Asia and particularly in China for ARCH Venture Partner’s portfolio companies. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Warburg Pincus Asia and previously as a Senior Advisor to Monitor Group (China), a strategy consulting firm. Mr. Hotard previously served as President of Praxair, a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Carbide, and led the spin-off of Praxair from Union Carbide. He retired from Praxair as President and COO in 1999. Mr. Hotard is a co-founder of the China Economic & Technology Alliance and the founding sponsor of a joint MBA program between Renmin University in Beijing, China and the School of Management of the State University of Buffalo, NY. He is a member of the board of directors of Albany International (NYSE:AIN), Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) and QPAC2 (NASDAQ:QPAC2). Mr. Hotard also serves on the board of Baosteel Metal Inc., a large Chinese state-owned steel company, and is an Honorary Board Director of the Asia Society Texas Center.
Mr. Hotard is a graduate of Northwestern University.