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Jimmy Treybig

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Jimmy Treybig

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Jimmy Treybig founded Tandem Computers. Tandem computers are famous for their 24/24 no break (fault tolerant) architecture: allways on.



James, "Jimmy" Treybig founded Tandem Computers and served as its CEO from 1974 to 1996. Under his leadership, Tandem delivered its first product in 1976, first issued public stock in 1977, and in 1980 was ranked by Inc. magazine as the fastest growing public company in America. When Jimmy retired in 1996, Tandem was a $2.3 billion company employing approximately 8,000 people worldwide. Prior to founding Tandem, Jimmy worked for the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner & Perkins, and held various marketing management posts in Hewlett-Packard's computer division. He has received Entrepreneur of the Year awards from both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School, and Industry Week magazine recognized him with its Excellence in Management award. Jimmy received his BA and BSEE from Rice University and an MBA from Stanford University.Jimmy currently is a Venture Partner with Austin Ventures, and serves as Chairman of ClearCommerce and a Director of Confiniti.



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1 basic text courtesy jim.schibler@attbi.com