Dean's Advisory Council: Kenneth L. Coleman

Ken Coleman is Chairman of Saama Technologies. He also currently serves as a Special Advisor to Andreessen and Horowitz, and is a member of the Board of Directors of AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange (Insurance Exchange), which provides insurance services to AAA members in a dozen states. A member of AAA since 1979, he was appointed to the Insurance Board in 2008.

Ken is the founder and former chairman/CEO of ITM Software, an enterprise software company focused on information technology. Previously, he was executive vice president of global sales, service and marketing for Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), a computer systems company. Prior to that, he was SGI’s senior vice president of administration and business development. Ken was vice president of product development at Activision, Inc. He also spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard, where he held several management positions.

Ken is a Director of City National Bank, United Online, Entertainment Partners, and is a member of the advisory board of the Ohio State University Business School. Among his many distinctions, he is the recipient of the Ohio State University Distinguished Service Award and School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award, the National Alliance of Black School Educators Living Legend Award, the American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley Exemplary Leader Award, the One Hundred Black Men of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award, the Silicon Valley Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame and the Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice Exemplary Community Leadership Award.

Ken earned a B.S. and M.B.A. from The Ohio State University. He also served as a Captain in the United States Air Force.