Semi-Retired Hardware Engineer and Entrepreneur
Brian Sander (BSEE ’85) is a second-generation graduate of Iowa State, born in Ames, Iowa. He grew up in Silicon Valley and watched it transform from a fairly small number of technology companies to the massive center of technology that it is today. Throughout his career, he has been focused on System Design and leading System Development Teams. He has an extensive background in Digital Integrated Circuit Design, Printed Circuit Board Design and System Validation. Brian has worked in small startups and twice at Apple. Most recently at Apple, he was in charge of the System Engineering team responsible for all iPod products. This was during a magical time at Apple in the 2000s when the company was re-inventing itself and building toward the massive business it is today. Brian had the unique opportunity to participate and interact with the executive leadership team during this time. Most recently, he co-founded and ran the day to day business operations for a startup in the Bay Area. Brian is semi-retired and enjoying life in Monterey, California.