Tony Palcheck is the Managing Director for Zebra Ventures. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and executing strategic, minority-equity investments in start-up firms to accelerate access to new technologies, future markets, and developing talent for all Zebra’s business units.
In addition to his role at Zebra, Mr. Palcheck serves as the Chairman of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, which represents the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industries in the State of Illinois. In this role, to which he was elected in 2018, Mr. Palcheck represents the largest and most powerful private equity and venture capital firms in the state. He works with association partners to educate and lobby legislators and other industry leaders on issues pertaining to VC and PE. In May 2019, he was named to the Global Corporate Venture Capital Powerlist, as one of the Top 100 Corporate Venture Capital Leaders in the world.
Prior to joining Zebra Ventures, Mr. Palcheck was a Managing Director for Motorola Ventures and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. Immediately preceding his role in venture capital, Mr. Palcheck was a director in the Corporate Strategy group at Motorola. In this position, he was responsible for identifying emerging technologies and researching potential investments, divestitures, acquisitions and alliances.
Mr. Palcheck serves on the boards of several companies and as an adjunct professor of marketing at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he teaches the Core Marketing and Digital Marketing courses.
He has an M.B.A. degree and an undergraduate degree in Management and Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago.