Greg Wharton

Mayor and City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 512-261-6281
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Greg and his wife Amy, a corporate event planner, met as teenagers working together at an Episcopal Church Camp on Lake Tahoe.  Their camp crush waited 25 years before they walked down the aisle at Grace Cathedral on Knob Hill in San Francisco (Amy would love to show you the pictures).  The couple first moved to Austin in 2012 seeking a better quality of life.  Greg had family in Austin and Waco.  Amy’s parents lived in The Hills and were very active in the community.  Greg and Amy long admired all The Hills had to offer and attended many social and civic events in the Village while looking for their forever home.  They moved to The Hills in Spring of 2019. Amy has since joined the Village Parks and Recreation Committee.  In addition to his role as Mayor, Greg serves on the POA Security Committee.


Greg’s legal career started as a corporate lawyer working for major law firms in Boston and Silicon Valley doing mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate work for venture backed technology companies, media companies and well-known consumer brands.

Greg left law firm practice to become the General Counsel of Internet Security Pioneer  He led their IPO.  Three years later Greg took his second company public, business software provider Plumtree.

For the past 20+ years Greg has been an advisor, consultant, and in-house General Counsel / Chief Legal Officer for a broad variety of companies, in various industries from start-ups, to public companies at scale.  He has run legal departments, business operations teams, government relations, investor relations, counseled Boards of Directors and served as trusted confidant to entrepreneurs and investors.  Greg is currently the Vice President of Legal Affairs at BigID, a global provider of data intelligence solutions.  He also serves as a business, legal, and operational advisor to several technology companies in ecommerce, gaming, and online education.

Uniformed Public Service

Greg served as a decorated front-line police officer for more than 22 years, 19 of those as an unpaid volunteer.  He recently retired as Reserve Sergeant from the San Jose, CA Police Department (the 10th largest City in the U.S.).

Among other duty awards, Greg is a recipient of the Medal of Valor (2021).

Education / Certifications:

Greg earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  He is admitted to the Bar in California, New York and Massachusetts.  Greg is also certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and has completed extensive tactical training.  


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