CALABASAS, Calif., May 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MobileCause, a leader in mobile and online fundraising solutions for nonprofits, announced today that Edward J. Zander, former CEO of Motorola and President of Sun Microsystems, has joined their board of directors. He will lend his unique perspective to help guide MobileCause's efforts to bring the power of technology to the forefront of social and online giving.
From mainframes and microcomputers, to the revolution in wireless devices and mobility, throughout his 35 years in the industry, Ed has played a key role in shaping some of today's most impactful technology. As CEO and Chairman of the Board of Motorola, he is credited with making the Motorola RAZR the best-selling cell phone in history, sharpening the company's edge in technology innovation and delivering 12 consecutive quarters of revenue growth to achieve double digit earnings for the first time in over a decade. At Sun Microsystems, during his 15 years as President and COO, Edward grew the company to $18B in revenue, establishing them as the premiere supplier of network software infrastructure with Solaris and Java and number one in the server market.
"It is a privilege to bring on Ed Zander as a member of our esteemed Board of Directors at MobileCause," said Sean MacNeill, MobileCause CEO. "Given his outstanding track record in guiding some of the largest global companies to success, I look forward to all the growth we can accomplish with Ed on our Board."
Today, Ed is a Director on the boards of Seagate Technology and NetSuite Inc., a member of the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an investor and board member of several early stage companies. He has also served as chairman of the Technology CEO Council in Washington D.C.
As a member of numerous civic and philanthropic boards, Edward will use his leadership to champion MobileCause initiatives of positive social change and to assist the nonprofit community understand how to raise money using innovative mobile technology to meet their full fundraising and communication potential. MobileCause looks forward to drawing on Edward's years of technology expertise to break new ground in mobile crowdfunding solutions, while empowering nonprofit organizations to significantly raise donations through events and their networks of volunteers, donors and staff.
About Edward J. Zander
Edward J. Zander is a Director on the boards of leading technology companies, Seagate and NetSuite, since 2009. At Motorola, Mr. Zander served Chairman and CEO from January 2004 until January 2008, when he restired as CEO and continued as Chairman until May 2008. Prior to joining Motorola, he was a managing director of Silver Lake Partners, a prominent private technology industry equity fund. At Sun MicroSystems, from January 1987 until June 2002, Mr. Zander most recently served as President and COO for the leading provider of hardware, software and services for networks. Ed received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and holds an MBA and honorary Ph.D. from Boston University.
MobileCause provides cloud based online fundraising and communication software for nonprofit organizations enabling them to raise more money at a lower cost. Each solution is designed to mobilize networks of volunteers, donors and staff while making it easy for people to give and stay connected from any device. Our suite of products including: crowdfunding for nonprofits, comprehensive online giving, dynamic event fundraising, text to donate keywords, mobile marketing and smart data records, is designed for a new generation of giving for mobile, online and social. Customers can be up and running in hours with no technical skills required. MobileCause provides turnkey merchant and payment services at a simple flat rate that includes a specialized mobile payment app for nonprofits. Each plan includes dedicated strategy support from fundraising experts. Featured clients include United Way, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, University of Southern California, Habitat for Humanity and many more. Visit us at mobilecause.com
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