Corporate VP, Growth and Innovation, EMC Centers of Excellence US & EMEA , EMC Corporation
Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.
Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University
Kim PoleseChairman, ClearStreet
Inducted in: 2014
Kim Polese is the Chairman of ClearStreet, a financial wellness company that helps people achieve longterm financial health. A longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur and innovator, Ms. Polese began her career at IntelliCorp Inc., helping Fortune 500 companies in the development of expert systems. She subsequently joined Sun Microsystems, and as its founding product manager, led the launch of Java in 1995. She then co-founded Marimba, Inc., which helped to usher in a new era of systems management software for the Internet age. Ms. Polese served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Marimba, leading the company to profitability and a successful public offering prior to its acquisition by BMC Corporation in 2004. She also served as CEO of software company SpikeSource, Inc., which pioneered automated software component management, to simplify and accelerate the use of open source software for business applications.