Jeremy Jaech

Jeremy Jaech is a serial technology entrepreneur. He brings with him a brand of insight, leadership and market-creation strategy that over the last 20 years, has provided the impetus behind some of today’s most recognizable software applications, such as Microsoft Visio and Adobe Pagemaker.

Most recently, Jaech served as CEO of Verdiem. Before that, he was co-founder and CEO of Trumba; a maker of calendaring web services for companies to manage their events online. Prior to Trumba, Jeremy cofounded Visio, the developer of the first mass-market business drawing and diagramming software. He served as Visio’s President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, developing the breakthrough technology from 1990 until its acquisition by the Microsoft Corporation in 2000. Jeremy began his entrepreneurial path with the founding of the Aldus Corporation in 1984, the first company to create graphical design software for the end-consumer. Jeremy took the technical lead at Aldus to develop the original PageMaker software which has become the most used desktop publishing technology in the market today. On the heels of PageMaker’s success, Jeremy was appointed Aldus’ Vice President of Engineering and oversaw the development of all Aldus products before it was acquired by the Adobe Corporation in 1994.

Over the course of his career, Jeremy has received the 1993-1994 Alumni Achievement Award and the 2006 Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, both presented by the College of Engineering at the University of Washington in recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Engineering Profession. Jaech holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington.

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