Robert Romney

Board Member, UCI Alumni AssociationRobert Romney

Retired Founder,

Zenographics Incorporated


University of Virginia – 1975, B.A., philosophy

UC Irvine – 1983, M.S., information & computer sciences


Bob Romney founded and served as CEO for Zenographics, Inc., a privately-held corporation specializing in computer graphics software development. Zenographics was acquired by Marvell Semiconductor in 2006, and Romney retired from Marvell in 2009. Zenographics develops and licenses software to global imaging OEMs for deployment in low-cost yet high-performance printers and copiers. Since the year 2000, tens of millions of Hewlett-Packard LaserJets contain Zenographics software. Other important Zenographics (now Marvell) customers include Konica-Minolta, Kodak, Oki, Samsung, Sharp, Tally-Genicom, Agilent, and Zoran. Romney is the principal architect of the software including the patented “Zx”.

Romney is Vice-Chair of the UC Irvine CEO Roundtable, was Chair of the Leadership Council for the UC Irvine Bren School of ICS, and served on the Leadership Council of the UC Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Romney is on the Board of Directors for PBS SoCal and is currently Treasurer, and is part of the Tech Coast Angels.

Romney received a Master's degree in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine and a B.A. degree from University of Virginia.