Ed Colligan

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Edward "Ed" Colligan (born March 4, 1961) was president and CEO of Palm, Inc. Colligan now is a small business investor, serves on a number of boards, and advises start-up companies.

Colligan was president and CEO of Handspring prior to the Palm/Handspring merger in 2003. Before Handspring, he led the marketing campaign at Palm, Inc. that launched the Palm family of PDAs and smartphones. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of strategic and product marketing for Radius Corporation.

He graduated in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Oregon. He is known as the first man in the world who laughed when he heard about the iPhone.