Eric E. Schmidt Eric E. Schmidt Ph.D. has been Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc., a provider of Internet search technology, since July 2001. Schmidt served as Chairman of Board of Google Inc. from March 2001 until April 2004. From April 1997 to July 2001, Schmidt served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Novell Inc., and a software supplier for large networks. From 1983 to March 1997, Schmidt held various positions at Sun Microsystems Inc., including Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Executive Officer; President, Sun Technology Enterprises; Vice President, General Systems Group; and Vice President and General Manager, Software Products division. Prior to joining Sun, Schmidt was a member of the research staff at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). He also held positions at Bell Laboratories and Zilog Inc. He has been Director of Siebel Systems Inc., since May 1996. Schmidt serves as a Director of Google Inc. and has been Chairman of the Executive Committee since April 2004. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.