Martin Zwilling

Martin "Marty"[1] C. [2] Zwilling (born November 19, 1945) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, and author.

Martin Zwilling
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Born (1945-11-19) November 19, 1945 (age 74)
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
OccupationSoftware Developer,
former IBM Executive,
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)Libby Zwilling
WebsiteMartin Zwilling


Born and raised on his family's farm near Olney, Illinois,[3] Martin Zwilling graduated from the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) in 1967 with a degree in accounting and a minor in computer science.

Career at IBMEdit

From 1967 to 1981, he worked for IBM in various locations, doing field sales and marketing, systems engineering, technical support for mainframe computers and applications design.

From Kansas City, he moved in 1981 to Boca Raton, Florida[1] to join the development team for the IBM Personal Computer division, where he worked directly with Philip Don Estridge. He led the IBM PC DOS development group and managed the relationship with Microsoft during the early 1980s.

Later he moved to the IBM Silicon Valley Lab to manage software development for a series of compiler and testing products. He finished his IBM career in 1997 as Director of a team developing reusable software components with IBM Global Services, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Angel investing and board membershipEdit

Zwilling has been a member of two angel investment groups: Arizona Angels[4] and the Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF).[5] He is a board member at Callaman Ventures,[6] an advisor to the Arizona State University Venture Catalyst Program,[7] Executive in Residence at the Thunderbird School of Global Management,[8] and member of the advisory boards for several start-up companies in the area.


He has published over 500 articles on Forbes,[9] The Huffington Post,[10] Young Entrepreneur,[11] Harvard Business Review,[12] his blog, and other online publications[13][14]

He has published two books, Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?[15] and Attracting an Angel: How to Get Money From Business Angels and Why Most Entrepreneurs Don't.[16]


  1. ^ a b Schwaderer, W.D. (1984). Digital communications programming on the IBM PC. Wiley IBM PC series. Wiley. p. v. ISBN 9780471890164. LCCN lc83025978. Finally, my thanks to Bob Stevens, Marty Zwilling, and Mel Hallerman in Boca Raton [...]
  2. ^ " author profile". Retrieved 2013-03-02.
  3. ^ Zwilling, Frank (1977). The Family History of Frank and Mary Zwilling 1903 - 1977. Frank Zwilling.
  4. ^ Arizona Angels Angel Investment Group.
  5. ^ Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF) Angel Investment Group.
  6. ^ Callaman Ventures Callaman Firm.
  7. ^ Arizona Venture Catalyst Program Archived 2013-01-02 at the Wayback Machine Arizona Venture Catalyst Program.
  8. ^ Thunderbird School of Global Management Thunderbird School of Global Management.
  9. ^ Articles published by Forbes 2010-2013.
  10. ^ Articles published by The Huffington Post 2010-2013.
  11. ^ Articles published by Young Entrepreneur Forum 2012-2013.
  12. ^ Article published by Harvard Business Review 2010-2011.
  13. ^ Articles published by Gust Blog Archived 2013-02-11 at the Wayback Machine 2011-2013.
  14. ^ Articles syndicated by 2012-2013.
  15. ^ Zwilling, Martin (2010). Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?. Startup Professionals, Inc. p. 402. ISBN 978-0984051502.
  16. ^ Zwilling, Martin; Joe Bockerstette (2012). Attracting an Angel: How to Get Money From Business Angels and Why Most Entrepreneurs Don't. Startup Professionals. p. 143. ISBN 978-0985493301.