Leonard J. Shustek

Founding Chairman

Len Shustek is the founding chairman emeritus of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum.

In 1979, he co-founded Nestar Systems, an early developer of networks for personal computers. In 1986, he cofounded Network General, a manufacturer of network analysis tools including The Sniffer™. The company became Network Associates after merging with McAfee Associates and PGP. He has taught Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon and Stanford Universities, and was a founder of the “angel financing” firm VenCraft. He has served on various for-profit and non-profit boards, including the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, which is now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Shustek has a BS and MS in Physics from the Polytechnic Institute, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.


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