Company Leadership

ANDERS GUSTAFSSON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Anders Gustafsson became chief executive officer and a director of Zebra on September 4, 2007. Prior to joining Zebra Technologies, Mr. Gustafsson served as CEO of Spirent Communications plc, a publicly traded telecommunications company.

At Spirent, Mr. Gustafsson redirected that company's growth strategy, divested non-core operations, intergrated historic acquisitions and streamlined the organisation to realise significant cost savings. Prior to Spirent, he was senior executive vice president, global business operations, of Tellabs, Inc. While at Tellabs, Mr. Gustafsson also served as president, Tellabs International, as well as president, global sales, and vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions with Motorola and Network Equipment Technologies. Mr. Gustafsson has an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was a Fulbright Scholar and received numerous fellowships and scholarships for academic excellence.


Olivier Leonetti

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 

Olivier Leonetti joined Zebra in November 2016 as chief financial officer from Western Digital, an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that generated $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year ending July 1, 2016. In that role, Mr. Leonetti was responsible for all finance functions, including accounting, tax, treasury, financial planning and investor relations. Prior to Western Digital, Mr. Leonetti served as Vice President, Finance – Global Commercial organisation at Amgen, Inc., where he facilitated the implementation of worldwide product development and commercial strategies. From 1997 to 2011, Mr. Leonetti served in various senior finance positions with increasing responsibility at Dell Inc., including most recently as Vice President, Finance. Prior to Dell Inc., Mr. Leonetti served in various worldwide finance capacities with Lex Rac Service plc and the Gillette Company. He received his MBA from the Institute of Business Management, Grenoble (I.A.E.), France and is a Chartered Certified Accountant obtained in England.


MICHAEL H. TERZICH

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Michael H. Terzich became chief officer for human resources and other corporate administrative functions in December 2014 after overseeing the sales and marketing of Zebra products worldwide for eight years. Since joining Zebra in 1992, Mr. Terzich has held a variety of progressive positions including senior vice president, Office of the CEO; vice president and general manager, centre of Excellence; vice president of sales for North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific; and vice president of strategic project management, director of integration project management, director of printer products, and director of customer and technical services. Prior to Zebra, he was the director of operations for a five-plant industrial video production and duplication company. Mr. Terzich earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.


Jeff Schmitz

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Jeff Schmitz became chief marketing officer in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications. Prior to joining Spirent, Mr. Schmitz held senior marketing positions at Rivulet Communications, Visual Networks and Tellabs Inc. Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.


TOM BIANCULLI

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Tom Bianculli serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Zebra Technologies. In this role, Mr. Bianculli is responsible for the exploration of emerging opportunities, coordinating with product teams on advanced product development and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. The Chief Technology Office is comprised of engineering, business, customer research and design functions. Mr. Bianculli started in the industry with Symbol Technologies, Inc. (later acquired by Motorola) in 1994 as part of the data capture solutions business. In the following years, he held positions of increased responsibility including architectural and director of engineering roles. Mr. Bianculli has been granted over 20 U.S. patents and is a Zebra Distinguished Innovator and Science Advisory Board Associate. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University, NYU. Mr. Bianculli also serves on the Board of Directors for the School of Engineering for the New York Institute of Technology.


Deepak Kaul

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Deepak Kaul is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Zebra Technologies. In his role, Mr. Kaul is responsible for the full strategic IT applications portfolio, global communications, computing and security infrastructure that enables Zebra’s business operations. During his tenure at Zebra, he led large ERP initiatives, cross functional business improvement projects and complex acquisition integration projects. Mr. Kaul strives to drive business results by developing world class IT teams, fuelling innovation and enabling operational IT excellence. He started his career at Oracle Corporation, where he rose through the ranks to be a Consulting Practice Director. In this capacity, Mr. Kaul directed enterprise-wide implementations at Fortune 500 customers. He later served in leadership positions with increasing responsibilities at Life Fitness and United Components. Mr. Kaul earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Vassar College and Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College. He also has an MBA in General Management from Booth School of Business at University of Chicago.


BILL BURNS 

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE VISIBILITY AND MOBILITY

Bill Burns joined Zebra in June 2015 to lead its largest business unit as senior vice president of the enterprise visibility and mobility, which includes mobile computing, data capture and wireless LAN products and solutions. Mr. Burns served as chief executive officer of Embrane, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital backed start-up, which was acquired by Cisco in April 2015. Prior to joining Embrane, Mr. Burns served as chief executive officer of Spirent Communications, a global leader in test and measurement solutions publically traded on the London Stock Exchange. He has also held various executive and sales leadership roles at Tellabs, Inc., now Coriant. Mr. Burns has a Master of Business Administration from Temple University, a B.S. degree in business administration from Misericordia University, and an associate's degree in engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


MICHAEL CHO

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Michael Cho joined Zebra in March 2010 as vice president, strategy. Previously, Mr. Cho led M&A and strategy as vice president, business development for the healthcare division of Amcor, a global packaging company, and as vice president, business development for CommScope, a global leader in communications solutions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cho was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Accenture, and PwC. Mr. Cho received a MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


HUGH K. GAGNIER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING

Hugh K. Gagnier became senior vice president, identification and tracking solutions and services in October 2014, after having previously served as senior vice president, engineering and operations since 2006. Mr. Gagnier joined Zebra as the vice president and general manager for its Camarillo operations upon the Company's merger with Eltron International, Inc. in 1998. At Eltron, he was president from 1995 until its merger with Zebra, and executive vice president and chief operating officer from 1994 until he became president. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Gagnier was group president of Wangtek and WangDAT, Inc., manufacturers of tape drives for automated data back- up. Prior to his position as group president, Mr. Gagnier served as president of Wangtek in 1991 and as vice president of engineering from 1988 to 1991. Prior to his tenure at Wangtek, Mr. Gagnier spent three and one-half years at Peripheral Technology Corporation, a disc drive manufacturer, in various engineering management positions. Mr. Gagnier received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.


JOACHIM HEEL

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL SALES

Joachim Heel joined Zebra as senior vice president, global sales, in September 2014. Previously, Mr. Heel served as vice president of enterprise sales at IBM, where he oversaw the sales of the company’s product and services portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and, later, for the U.S. Midwest region. He is the former senior vice president of global services for Avaya, a provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, as well as for Sun Microsystems, which was later acquired by Oracle Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Heel was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 13 years. Mr. Heel received MBA and M.S. degrees from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


JIM L. KAPUT

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY

Jim Kaput is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Zebra and has been with the company since 2009. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Kaput served as counsel to the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general counsel at The ServiceMaster Company from 2000 to 2007. Mr. Kaput began his career in Sidley Austin LLP's corporate and securities group. He served as a partner in the firm from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Kaput received his J.D. from Cornell University Law School and a B.S. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania.