Tony Palcheck is a managing director at Zebra Technologies Venture Capital. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and executing strategic minority-equity investments (at early and later stages) in start-up firms to accelerate access to new technologies, new markets and new talent for all Motorola Solutions businesses.
Tony brings more than a decade of experience in venture capital and strategy experience, and actively participates in strategy development for various Motorola Solutions business sectors. Previously, Tony was a director in the Corporate Business Intelligence group at Motorola where he was responsible for identifying emerging technologies, assessing competition and evaluating market opportunities. He also researched potential investments, divestitures, acquisitions and alliances. He joined the Intelligence group from Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group, where he led the next generation cellular market requirements research, forecasting and segmentation efforts. Prior to that, Tony worked in various product and market development roles at Motorola and Ameritech.
Tony holds an undergraduate degree in marketing and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, where he graduated with honors. He has spoken on behalf of Motorola at several events including Frost and Sullivan's Executive Summit, Northwestern University's Digital Frontiers event, UCLA's Mobile Experience 2.0 conference. He also serves as an advisor in DePaul University's ASK program, which provides guidance to masters candidates. Tony is also an adjunct faculty member at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.