J. Schroeder, ENG '67, GRAD '68
As president and chief executive officer of several companies,
William Schroeder has had the opportunity to lead throughout
his career. But he believes his success in life “has always
depended heavily on the successful efforts of others — it’s
all about people,” he says.
Bill is the former president
and CEO of Diamond Multimedia Systems, where he turned his
graphics company into an Internet access products and appliances
Under his leadership, the company introduced the Rio MP3 player
Bill’s experiences also include being president,
chief operating officer and vice chairman of Conner Peripherals,
one of the fastest growing manufacturing companies in the 1980s,
and founder and CEO of Priam Corporation, which went public in
1983. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Vormetric
Inc., a provider of enterprise security solutions.
has recently retired so that he can spend more time with his
family and work on the boards of several West Coast companies.
He says he enjoys board work because he feels he can “have
a more flexible lifestyle and yet still stay connected and
have an impact, leveraging years of past experiences in mentoring