William Campbell (business executive)

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Bill Campbell
Born William V. Campbell
(1940-08-31) August 31, 1940 (age 75)
Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Chairman, Intuit

William V. "Bill" Campbell (born August 31, 1940) is an American businessman, currently chairman of the board of trustees of Columbia University and chairman of the board of Intuit Inc. He formerly worked for Apple Inc. (as VP of Marketing and as a board director), Claris (as CEO), and GO Corporation (as CEO).[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Son of a local school official, Campbell was born and raised in Homestead, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. He attended Columbia University where he played football under coach Buff Donelli from 1959 to 1961. In his senior year, he was named to the All-Ivy Team. He graduated in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1964, he obtained a master's degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University.[2] He was head coach of Columbia's football team, the Columbia Lions from 1974 to 1979. Prior to this he was an assistant at Boston College for six years. He met his first wife, the former Roberta Spagnola, while she was the assistant dean in charge of Columbia's undergraduate dormitories.

He joined J. Walter Thompson, the advertising agency, then Kodak where he rose to run Kodak's European film business. Hired by John Sculley he became Apple's VP of Marketing, then ran Apple's Claris software division. When Sculley refused to spin Claris off into an independent company, Campbell and much of the Claris leadership left. Since 1997, when Steve Jobs returned to Apple, Campbell has served as a corporate director on Apple's board of directors.

Campbell became CEO of GO Corporation, a startup pioneering a tablet computer operating system. After successfully selling GO Eo to AT&T Corporation in 1993, Campbell was CEO of Intuit from 1994 to 1998. Campbell announced that he would be retiring as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Intuit starting January 2016.[3]

Campbell is an adviser to a number of technology companies, and was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Columbia in 2005.

According to CNN Money, he is worth $200 million.[4]

Coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Columbia Lions (Ivy League) (1974–1979)
1974 Columbia 1-8 0-7 8th
1975 Columbia 2-7 2-5 6th-t
1976 Columbia 3-6 2-5 5th-t
1977 Columbia 2-7 1-6 7th-t
1978 Columbia 3-5-1 2-4-1 5th-t
1979 Columbia 1-8 1-6 7th
Columbia: 12-41-1 8-33-1
Total: 12-41-1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.


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