Mark E. Tolliver

Tolliver, MarkCEO | Palamida

BS Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois; MBA, University of Chicago

Initiated Triangle
Illinois Chapter, 1970

Married, three daughters

Mark Tolliver serves as the chief executive officer and president of Palamida. Prior to Palamida, Tolliver was most recently chief marketing and strategy officer at Sun Microsystems. Palamida is a pioneer in the new market for automated software intellectual property (IP) management and compliance.

At Sun Microsystems Tolliver was executive vice president, marketing and strategy, and chief strategy officer. In that role he was responsible for corporate marketing, product and business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, industry marketing and independent software vendor (ISV) programs. Tolliver was with Sun for ten years, previously serving as president and general manager of iPlanet, a division of Sun focused on Internet infrastructure software. Prior to iPlanet, Tolliver served as president of Sun’s consumer and embedded division. Under his direction, the organization delivered software and core Java technologies used to create network-connectable applications for consumer and embedded devices such as automobiles, set-top boxes, telephones and smart cards. Before joining Sun, Tolliver was vice president of marketing at MasPar Computer Corp. and spent 16 years at Hewlett-Packard Company.

Tolliver is chairman of Intalio, a software company focused on enterprise business process management, and serves on the board of Enigmatec, a provider of data center policy automation software.