Tony Palcheck is the Managing Director for Zebra Ventures where he oversees Zebra’s venture investment portfolio. Tony and his team are responsible for identifying and executing strategic, minority-equity investments in start-up firms to accelerate visibility and access to new technologies in the Automation, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence areas for Zebra’s business units. Prior to joining Zebra Ventures, Tony was a Managing Director for Motorola Ventures and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital where he invested in startups in the wireless, GPS, and broadband markets. Immediately preceding his role in venture capital, Mr. Palcheck was a director in the Corporate Strategy group at Motorola where he was responsible for identifying emerging technologies and researching potential investments, divestitures, acquisitions and alliances.
In addition to his role at Zebra, Tony served as the Chairman of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and has served on the boards of several companies. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor of marketing at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he teaches the Core Marketing and Digital Marketing courses.
Tony holds an M.B.A. degree and an undergraduate degree in Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago.