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Ed Zschau is a Visiting Lecturer with rank of Professor at Princeton University in the department of Electrical Engineering, a position he has held since 1997. He was founder and CEO of System Industries from 1968 through 1981. In 1982 Ed was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and represented the Silicon Valley area in Congress for two terms, ending in 1986. In 1987 he became a General Partner of Brentwood Associates, a venture capital firm, and in 1988 was elected Chairman and CEO of Censtor Corp., a position held until he became General Manager of the IBM Storage Systems Division from April 1993 until July 1995. Ed was a Professor of Management at Harvard University from July 1997 to August 2000, and Senior Lecturer of Business Administration from February 1996 to June 1997. In the 1960’s, Ed was for five years an Assistant Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and in 1967-68 a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School. He has an A.B. degree from Princeton University and M.B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Currently, he is Chairman of Princeton Power Systems, Inc., Chairman of StarTek, Inc. (NYSE), Co-Founder and Chairman of Polyera Corporation, serves as a Director of WashingtonLive, Inc. and as a Director of Chisholm, Inc.
Ed is the Founding Chairman, Emeritus, and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. He is on the Board of Scholars of ACCF Center for Policy Research in Washington, DC, and a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology, Sacramento, California.
Ed and his wife, Jo, who have three married children and eight grandchildren, reside in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Los Altos, California.