Primary Role
Independent Director at NetSuite
Boston University School of Management
January 12, 1947

Person Details


Edward J. Zander (Ph.D.) is the Board Director of Awarepoint Corporation.

He has spent more than 35 years in the technology sector. He has played a key role in shaping some of the major paradigm shifts in technology that impact the world today.

Mr. Zander was most recently Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola. During his four-year tenure, he sharpened Motorola’s edge in technology innovation; delivered on 12 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, and the company doubled its revenue and achieved double digit earnings for the first time in over a decade.

Prior to Motorola, Mr. Zander was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Microsystems until 2002. During his 15 years at the company, he grew Sun to $18 billion in revenues; established the company as number one in the server market; and built it into the pre-eminent supplier of network software infrastructure with Solaris and Java.

Before Sun, Mr. Zander worked at Apollo Computer as Vice President of Marketing and at Data General in a number of Marketing and Engineering positions.

He was also Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners, a leading private equity fund, in 2003, and has served on the Board of Directors for several technology companies.

Today he is a Director of Netezza Corporation.

He also served as Chairman of the Technology CEO Council in Washington D.C. and has been on a number of civic and philanthropic Boards.

Mr. Zander is a Member of the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the School of Management at Boston University.

Mr. Zander received an Undergraduate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Master’s Degree in Business Administration as well as an honorary Ph.D. from Boston University.

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