Our Children's' Future, Our Future

Scott McNealy
Co-Founder, Former CEO
Sun Microsystems, Inc

A technology leader driven to improving the educational opportunities and breaking down the barriers that divide those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not.

As the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, one of the largest start-ups in the 80's, Scott was an innovator in the technology field. His keen business insight helped make Sun a leader in the technology space up to its sale in 2010 for $5.6 billion dollars. His passion for technology didn't stop there. In 2011 Scott founded Wayin, The Digital Campaign CMS which is now a successful global company servicing more than 300 brands across 80 countries.

Scott is also deeply rooted in helping entrepreneurs in the startup community develop and market new ideas. His passion and support of the educational community, especially children, is one of the driving forces behind Curriki and inspiring learning everywhere.


Scott McNealy is an outspoken advocate for personal liberty, small government, and free-market competition. In 1982, he co-Founded Sun Microsystems and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for 22 years. He piloted the company from startup to legendary Silicon Valley giant in computing infrastructure, network computing, and open source software.

Today McNealy is heavily involved in advisory roles for companies that range from startup stage to large corporations, including Curriki. Curriki (curriculum + wiki) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, building tools that enable open access for all to the technologies that can transform the way educational experiences are designed, created, and delivered to the 21st Century student. Scott McNealy is an enthusiastic ice hockey fan and an avid golfer.

BA, Harvard, 1976 MBA, Stanford, 1980