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Jeremy Jaech is a technology and software entrepreneur. Currently he serves as CEO of SNUPI Technologies, which uses technology developed at the University of Washington and Georgia Tech to deliver sensors and web services for home hazards, conditions, and threats.
Previously, he co-founded Aldus, which invented desktop publishing through its PageMaker software, and was eventually acquired by Adobe. He then led the team that founded Visio, another game-changing software company that brought engineering drawing to the masses; Visio was eventually acquired by Microsoft. He led the founding team at Trumba, and most recently served as CEO of Verdiem, a company in the enterprise PC energy management space.
Regent Jaech currently serves on the Voyager Capital Advisory Board; the boards of Doyenz, Inc., Mindjet Corporation, Trumba Corporation, and Cozi Group, Inc.; and UW’s College of Engineering Visiting Committee. He is the Chair Emeritus of the Technology Alliance Board.
In 2009, Jaech was named one of the top 25 Innovators & Entrepreneurs by Seattle Business Magazine and in 2006, won the UW’s College of Engineering Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Regent Jaech earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics in 1977 and a Master of Science in Computer Science in 1980 from the University of Washington. Originally from Richland, Washington, he lives in Seattle.
- Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2018
- Confirmed by Senate on April 15, 2013