William (Bill) S. Price, III became a Trustee of the Gladstone Institutes in 2016.
Mr. Price is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Classic Wines, LLC. He serves as an Officer at Newbridge Investment Partners. He was the Founding Partner and Managing Director at Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in 1992, with over $30 billion in assets under management. TPG invested in companies as large and diverse as J.CREW, Burger King, Continental Airlines, and Petco. Mr. Price left TPG in 2007 to pursue his passion in the wine business. He is the proprietor of Classic Wines, LLC and Price Family Vineyards, LLC, and he owns and manages several Sonoma Coast vineyards, including Durell, 111 Wilson Vineyard, Dupont Vineyard, One Sky Vineyard, Stoetz z Lane Vineyard, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, and Walala Vineyard. Classic Wines also has ownership interests in Kistler Vineyards, Buccella, Three Sticks, and Lutum. Mr. Price is chairman of the Gary Farrell Winery. He is also an active philanthropist and Chair of Common Sense Media, which rates, advocates, and educates families and schools on media and technology for kids. For several years, he served as Chair of the Gladstone Foundation. He is a member of the California Bar and graduated with honors in 1981. Mr. Price is a 1978 Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Stanford University and holds a masters degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.