Debi Coleman is a Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner of SmartForest Ventures in Portland, Oregon.
She was Chairman and CEO of Merix from its spin-off from Tektronix and IPO in 1994 through 2001. Previously, she was VP of Materials/Operations for Tektronix. From 1981 to 1992, Debi held the positions of VP Operations, CFO, and VP Information Systems & Technology at Apple Computer. Debi serves on the boards of Synopsys, Reply.com, the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington.
She holds a BA from Brown University, an MBA from Stanford University, and an honorary PhD in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Debi is a member of the 1997 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.more » « less