Bill Coleman is chairman and CEO of BEA Systems, Inc., of San Jose, Calif., one of the world’s leading e-business infrastructure software companies. He founded BEA Systems with the other two principals of the company, Ed Scott and Alfred Chuang, in early 1995. Coleman brings to BEA more than 30 years of technology experience with particular emphasis on software development. Prior to BEA, he held various management positions at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Before his work at Sun, Coleman co-founded and was vice president of engineering at Dest Systems. Prior to that, he held positions as director of product development at VisiCorp and as manager of the high frequency systems group at GTE Sylvania. Coleman began his career in the US Air Force as chief of satellite operations in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
Coleman has degrees from the US Air Force Academy and Stanford University.