Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman

Chairman and CEO, Resilient Systems; Partner, Louie Alsop Partners; director of Business Executives for National Security; Trustee of Santa Clara University

The Challenges of Cyber Security: National and Personal


Bill Coleman is Chairman and CEO of Resilient Network Systems a Trust Management software company and a partner with Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage silicon valley venture capital firm.  Previously Bill was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cassatt, Inc. an enterprise cloud computing software company acquired by CA in 2009.  As Founder, Chairman and CEO of BEA Systems, Inc. under his leadership the company became the fastest software company to reach one billion dollars in annual revenue.  At Sun Microsystems he co-founded Sun Federal; founded Sun Professional Services; and was Vice President of Systems Software where he led the initially development of Solaris and related products.

Before working at Sun, Coleman co-founded and was Vice President of Engineering at Dest Systems. He was also Director of Product Development at VisiCorp during development of the first spreadsheet, VisiCalc; the first office suite of pc applications, the VisiSeries; and the first personal computer window system, VisiOn.  Bill Coleman began his career in the United States Air Force as chief of satellite operations, Office of the Secretary.

Bill Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U. S. Air Force Academy, master’s degrees in computer science and computer engineering from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado where he founded the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities.  He is a member of the board of directors of Framehawk, Resilient Networks, Seagate and iControl Corporations, a director of Business Executives for National Security, a Commissioner of the Trilateral Commission and a Trustee of Santa Clara University.