David Nagel has held executive positions in a wide variety of technology companies and organizations.
He was named CEO and elected to the board of directors of PalmSource in December 2001, and served in this position until May 22, 2005.
Prior to joining Palm, first as a member of the Palm Board of Directors and then as the first CEO of PalmSource, Nagel was the chief technology officer at AT&T and president of AT&T Labs. Before joining AT&T, he was senior vice president at Apple, where he led the worldwide research and development group responsible for Mac OS software, Macintosh hardware, imaging and other peripheral products development. Before joining Apple in 1988, Nagel was head of NASA human factors research.