About Me


Donna Dubinsky became president and CEO of Palm in 1992, a position she held through Palm’s acquisition by U.S. Robotics and subsequently 3Com Corporation. In 1998, Donna and Jeff Hawkins co-founded Handspring, creator of the category-defining Treo smartphone. In October 2003, Handspring merged with Palm, where Donna continued to serve on the board until early 2009.  She is currently CEO at Grok, formerly known as Numenta, a company building solutions that help companies automatically and intelligently act on their data.

Donna holds a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Computer History Museum and Yale University.

Donna is married to Len Shustek, an entrepreneur and board chair of the Computer History Museum.  They live in Portola Valley, and have one daughter.

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