IdentityMind Global Welcomes Edward J. Zander to Board of Advisors
March 31, 2016
Iconic business leader and technology visionary to advise the leader in trusted digital identities
We’re proud to announce today the addition of technology visionary, Edward J. Zander, to the IdentityMind Board of Advisors. Zander joins a team of experienced business and technology leaders who will work with IdentityMind Global president and CEO, Garrett Gafke to guide the company’s mobile business strategy and overall direction.
“IdentityMind Global has a unique approach to bringing integrity back to digital marketplaces and the online lending environment through the use of trusted digital identities” stated Zander. “Commerce and financial services have moved online, and identity-based authentication has become a strategic imperative for banks, payments processors, and ecommerce merchants looking to mitigate risk, avoid fraud and comply with growing regulatory scrutiny.”
IdentityMind Global president and CEO, Garrett Gafke said, “We are very pleased to welcome Ed to our advisory board. Ed’s vast experience across technology, management, and global business will be an invaluable resource to the company as we achieve global leadership in the protection of online commerce and financial transactions.”
Edward J. Zander has spent more than 35 years in the technology sector, and he has played a key role in shaping some of the major paradigm shifts in technology that impact the world today. These include the move from mainframes to minicomputers; minicomputers to workstations; PCs to networking and to the Internet; hardware to software; and the revolution in wireless devices and mobility.
Zander served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Motorola, and led the company through significant transformation and global growth. Zander brought a wealth of experience, and a keen understanding of the emerging challenges and opportunities in the communications space. He successfully reorganized the company, and oversaw the introduction of several exciting new products and sharpened Motorola’s focus on innovation and operational efficiency.
Prior to joining Motorola, Zander was a managing director of Silver Lake Partners, a leading private equity fund focused on investments in technology industries. Before that, he served as president and chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems until June 2002. During his tenure, Zander helped grow Sun to $18 billion in revenues, established it as the number-one company in the server market and built it into the pre- eminent supplier of network infrastructure. Earlier, Zander served as president of Sun’s software group. Prior to joining Sun in 1987, he held senior management positions at Apollo Computer and Data General.
Zander holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.