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Bill Gates, Microsoft Info

Chief Executive Officer - Cofounder

Developed a BASIC interpreter for the MITS Altair before cofounding Microsoft

Attended Harvard University

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Info

Executive Vice President, Sales and Support, Worldwide Business Strategy Group - 1980

Formerly vice president of corporate marketing, Vice President of Corporate Staffs, and Senior Vice President of Systems Software for Microsoft

Assistant Product Manager for Proctor and Gamble.

Degree in applied math and economics from Harvard University; attended Stanford Graduate School of Business

Bob Herbold, Microsoft Info

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - 11/1994

Formerly Senior Vice President, advertising and information services at Proctor and Gamble

BS from University of Cincinnati; master's degree in mathematics and Ph.D. in computer science from Case Western Reserve University

Brad Silverberg, Microsoft Info

Senior Vice President, Applications and Internet Client Group - 1990

Formerly Vice President of the Internet and Platform Tools Division and Senior Vice President of the Personal Systems Division for Microsoft

Vice President of Engineering at Borland International, Incorporated

Bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University; master's degree in computer science from the University of Toronto

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft Info

Chief Technology Officer - 1986

Formerly Group Vice President of Applications and Content, Senior Vice President of the Advanced Technology Division, and Director of Special Projects for Microsoft

President and CEO of Dynamical Systems

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ; serves on the advisory board of Princeton University's Department of Physics; and member of the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council

Bachelor's degree in mathematics and master's degree in geophysics and space physics from the University of California; a master's degree in mathematical economics and a Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics from Princeton University

Jim Allchin, Microsoft Info

Senior Vice President, Personal and Business Systems Group - 1990

Formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Banyan Systems, Inc., principal architect of the VINES distributed network operating system

Principal architect of the Clouds distributed transactional, object-oriented operating system

Helped develop the DX operating systems for Texas Instruments

Attended the University of Florida, Stanford University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology


Pete Higgins, Microsoft Info

Group Vice President, Interactive Media Group - 1983

Formerly Group Vice President of the Applications and Content Group and Vice President of Desktop Applications for Microsoft

Member of the Interactive Digital Software Association's board of directors

BA in economics and history; MBA from Stanford University

Jeff Raikes, Microsoft Info

Group Vice President, Microsoft Sales and Marketing - 1981

Formerly Product Manager, Director of Applications Marketing, Vice President of Office Systems, and Software Development Manager for Apple Computer, Incorporated

Member of the board of the Washington Technology Center and the University of Nebraska Foundation

BS in engineering-economics from Stanford University

Paul Maritz, Microsoft Info

Group Vice President, Platforms and Applications - 1986

Formerly managed various systems software product groups for Microsoft

Worked for Intel Corporation, Burroughs Corporation, and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland

Graduate of the University of Cape Town and the University of Natal, South Africa, with degrees in computer science and mathematics

Created: 10/06/97
Updated: 11/09/02

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