Massachusetts Institute of Technology elects Pyze Chairman to serve on its board of trustees

MIT Corporation elects Pyze Chairman John Chisholm to serve a five year term on MIT’s board of trustees.

The MIT Corporation — the Institute’s board of trustees — elected 10 term members, who will each serve for five years, as well as two life members, during its quarterly meeting held today. Corporation Chair Robert B. Millard ’73 announced the election results; all positions are effective July 1.

The 10 term members are: Noubar Afeyan PhD ’87; Vanu G. Bose ’88, SM ’94, PhD ’99 (second term); Eran Broshy ’79; John D. Chisholm ’75, SM ’75; Victor J. Menezes SM ’72 (second term); Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11, SM ’15, MBA ’15; Martin Y. Tang SM ’72 (third term); Carmen M. Thain ’78 (second term); Kenneth Wang ’71 (third term); and Songyee Yoon PhD ’00.

Matt Damon with John Chisholm, after commencement address delivered by the actor and filmmaker for MIT’s 2016 commencement, held Jun 3, 2016

Chisholm earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1975, and, later, an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  Today he heads up John Chisholm Ventures, an entrepreneurship advisory and investment firm, and is chair of Pyze, a mobile intelligence firm.

Previously, he was founder, CEO, and chair of Decisive Technology (now Google), publisher of the first software for online surveys, and CustomerSat (now ConfirmIt), a leading provider of enterprise feedback management systems.

He is a member of the Global Partners Council of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and advises entrepreneurs through the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the Thiel Foundation 20under20 Fellowship, and the Plug and Play Tech Center. From 2004 to 2008, he served on the visiting committee for Mathematics.

Congratulations John!

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