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Former Board Members

Former Board Members

The College of Science Board of Advisors serves as an advisory body to advance our mission and vision within the University, across Oregon and beyond with external constituents.

These leaders and experts provide invaluable insight and advice on research opportunities, funding strategies, the student experience, diversity and inclusion, and special projects.

Brad Zenger in front of white backdrop

Brad Zenger

Investor and Entrepreneur

Brad A. Zenger is an investor and an entrepreneur with a strong passion for business and sustainability and the opportunity for both to help change the world for the better.

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Brad is currently working on a new startup. Brad is also a Founder and Managing Director of Pivotal Investments, the Northwest's first venture capital firm enabling the sustainable economy.  Prior to founding Pivotal Investments, Brad Zenger, along with four others, founded Pixelworks in 1997. Pixelworks is a fabless semiconductor company that targeted the rapidly growing market for advanced display products such as Flat Panel TV's and Digital Projectors. From its inception, Brad ran Marketing & Sales where revenues reached $140M in 2003. The company conducted an IPO in May of 2000 and is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol: PXLW. Brad left Pixelworks in 2004 to pursue new personal and professional opportunities.

Brad began his career as a naval submarine officer after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Following his military duty, Brad received his MBA from Santa Clara University. 

Brad is happily married to Angela and lives in Portland, OR, but travels frequently.