Mentor at the Hopkins Marine Station Miller Library Fabrication Lab in Circuit Design, Sofware Engineering, and 3D Printing. Serial entrepreneur and part time lecturer in Entrepreneurship at CSUMB, Tom Rolander is the former CIO / Software Architect for 4 years at Ecopia Farms in Campbell, CA. As a co-founder of several previous successful startups, Rolander has been in key management and engineering leadership roles. At Digital Research he was VP of Operating Systems, where he designed the multi-tasking (MP/M) and network (CP/NET) operating systems and was acquired by Novell. At KnowledgeSet he was VP of Engineering, where he led the development of the first encyclopedia (Grolier) on CD-ROM and was acquired by Banta. At PGSoft he was founding CEO and VP of Engineering, where he led the development of the iFolder and was acquired by Novell. At CrossLoop he was the founding CEO and CTO as the lead developer of the CrossLoop screen sharing products and was acquired by AVG.

Rolander's honors and awards include the Computer History Museum video recording of Tom Rolander's oral history (2016), the Keynote Address at the Greater Vision 2015 Event Co-hosted by CSUMB and the Grower Shipper Association, the 2013 Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, the NYU-Poly 2009 Spirit of Innovation Award, delivering the 2009 EE Commencement Address at the University of Washington, a US Patent "Server for Synchronization of Files" in 2006, and for iFolder as the 2003 Codie Award for Best Storage Software. Rolander holds MSEE and BSCE degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle.