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Debi Coleman was a co-founder and co-managing partner of SmartForest Ventures in Portland, Oregon, from 2000 to December 2015. From its spin-off from Tektronix and IPO in 1994 through 2001, Debi served as chairman and CEO of Merix. Previously, she was VP of materials and operations for Tektronix. From 1981 to 1992, Debi worked for Apple Computer, starting as a member of Steve Jobs’ Macintosh Group team, then holding the positions of VP operations, CFO, and VP information systems and technology. She is a Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the boards of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Direct Dermatology and Phoseon. Debi holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford. She also received an honorary PhD in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Debi is a member of the 1997 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.