EDWIN VAN WYCK "ED" ZSCHAU (/ˈɛdwɪn ˈvæn wɪk ˈʃaʊ/ ; born
January 6, 1940) represented
Zschau briefly re-entered the political arena as the vice
presidential running mate to former Colorado Governor
Dick Lamm , a
Democrat, who challenged
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Zschau was born in Omaha ,
During the 1960s, Zschau was for five years an assistant professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business , teaching courses in computer systems, management science, and business policy. In 1967–68 he was a visiting assistant professor at the Harvard Business School , where he taught the required first year MBA course in managerial economics. He has an A.B. degree (cum laude) in philosophy from Princeton University and M.B.A., M.S. (statistics), and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University .
Also during the 1960s Zscau founded a computer company, System
Industries. One of his collaborators in founding this company was
Henry B. Eyring
In 1987 Zschau became a general partner of Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, and in 1988, he was elected chairman and CEO of Censtor Corp., a company which had been founded by Brentwood to develop advanced magnetic recording components for disk drives. He was recruited to be chairman and CEO of Adstar, the IBM Storage Systems Division in 1993.
Zschau is also the founding chairman, emeritus, and a member of the National Advisory Board of The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose , is on the board of scholars of the ACCF Center for Policy Research in