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CEO, Palamida INC.


Mark Tolliver
President and CEO
Palamida Inc.

Mark Tolliver, 53, brings more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry to his position as CEO of Palamida, a San Francisco-based software company focused on software intellectual property management and compliance. Founded in 2003, Palamida investors include Hummer Winblad, WaldenVC and Stanford University.

Prior to Palamida, Tolliver was executive vice president, marketing and strategy, and chief strategy officer for Sun Microsystems. 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. Established in November 1998, iPlanet was a strategic alliance between Sun and AOL Time Warner focused on Internet infrastructure software, and upon completion of the original alliance agreement in March 2002, became a division of Sun.

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., which developed massively parallet computers, 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.

Tolliver holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S.E.E. from the University of Illinois.