IdentityMind Global, a digital identities platform for eCommerce, today announced Edward J. Zander has joined its board of advisors.
Lauded by the company as a technology visionary, Zander joins a team who will work with IdentityMind Global president and CEO, Garrett Gafke, with the goals of guiding 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” Zander said in a company news release. “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.”
Zander has spent more than 35 years in the technology sector, and some of his work includes playing a major role in the transition 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 transformation and global growth. Zander’s experience led to the successful reorganization of the company, as he oversaw the introduction of several new products and sharpened Motorola’s focus on innovation and operational efficiency.
IdentityMind Global president and CEO, Garrett Gafke remarked: “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.”
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. Zander has also 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.