Mr. H. Ross Perot is the Founder at Perot Investments. In 1962, he started Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Over the next 22 years he built EDS into one of the world's largest technology services firms. In 1984, Perot sold EDS to General Motors. In 1988, he founded a new technology services company, Perot Systems Corporation, where he served as Chairman Emeritus until November 2009, when it was acquired by Dell. Perot received the highest civilian award presented in 1974 by the U.S. Department of Defense. Perot entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949 and graduated in 1953. While at the Naval Academy, he served as Class President, Chairman of the Honor Committee and Battalion Commander. He is also an Angel Investor.