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Zach Pfeffer, Owner, Centennial Software Solutions
Zach Pfeffer was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and spent his childhood cycling and cross-country ski racing. At 16, Zach dropped out of Boulder High School for a yearlong adventure in California. At 17, he began attending engineering classes at the University of Colorado at Boulder before matriculating into the School of Engineering; earning a BS in Computer Engineering (‘01) and an MS in Electrical Engineering (‘03). Figuring out how to enroll and succeed at CU without the “typical background” taught Zach that you can create a path to success with hard work, persistence, and help from others.
Foregoing a doctorate in favor of “real-world experience” Zach began building software for embedded systems. From Boulder to the Bay Area, he spent 15 years moving his understanding wife and kids around, building products, teams, and organizations for Qualcomm, Xilinx, and others before returning to Colorado and founding Centennial Software Solutions LLC.
Through Zach’s leadership, Centennial Software Solutions LLC has generated good cashflow by accurately planning and delivering complete software solutions for aerospace, defense, and industrial customers.
Zach brings to the core team his ability to compete, lessons learned from many past engineering efforts, a nascent business acumen, and his passion for making money solving real problems.