William J. Schroeder

Former CEO | VormetricOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Education
BS Electrical Engineering, Marquette University; MS Electrical Engineering, Marquette University, MBA, Harvard Business School

Initiated Triangle
Marquette Chapter, 1964

Family
Wife – Lee

Experience
Bill Schroeder has an extensive track record of leading innovative-rich technology companies. His last position was CEO of Vormetric, a leading provider of Core Security solutions. Prior to Vormetric, he was president and CEO of Diamond Multimedia Systems, introducing portable MP3 player technology to the market, which he took public in 1995 and later sold to SONICblue.

Before this, Schroeder was president, and later vice chairman, of Conner Peripherals, a storage products company, where revenues grew from zero to over $2 billion in six years, achieving its IPO in 1988. In 1993-94, Schroeder was the co-founder and the first CEO of Arcada Software, a controlled subsidiary of Conner that was acquired by Seagate and subsequently acquired by Veritas Software, giving Veritas the industry-standard Backup Exec™ software solution.

Prior to that, Schroeder founded and served as the CEO of Priam Corporation and guided the company to a successful IPO in 1983.

Inducted
2006