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Microsoft

COMPANY

The world's largest software company. Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Official Website:
http://www.microsoft.com/

Industry:
Software

Ticker:
NASDAQ:MSFT

Corporate headquarters:
Redmond, WA

Sales:
$60.4B (2007)

Employees:
91,000

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul Allen
Business
21-Jan-1953   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Steve Ballmer
Business
24-Mar-1956   CEO of Microsoft, 2003-14
Richard Barton
Business
2-Jun-1967   Founder of Expedia and Zillow
Richard E. Belluzzo
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Quantum
Michael W. Brown
Business
c. 1946   CFO of Microsoft, 1994-97
Timothy Y. Chen
Business
c. 1956   Microsoft CEO Greater China Region
Frank Clegg
Business
c. 1955   President of Microsoft Canada, 2000-05
John G. Connors
Business
c. 1959   CFO of Microsoft, 1999-2005
Stephen Elop
Business
31-Dec-1963   CEO of Nokia
Bill Gates
Business
28-Oct-1955   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Charlotte Guyman
Business
c. 1956   Former GM, MSN Sales
Michael R. Hallman
Business
c. 1944   President and COO of Microsoft, 1990-92
Robert J. Herbold
Business
24-Jul-1942   COO of Microsoft, 1994-2001
Peter S. Klein
Business
c. 1964   CFO of Microsoft, 2009-13
Christopher P. Liddell
Business
c. 1957   CFO of Microsoft
Greg Maffei
Business
24-May-1960   CEO of Liberty Media
Michael J. Maples
Business
c. 1942   Co-President of Microsoft, 1992-95
Craig Mundie
Business
c. 1949   CTO of Microsoft
Nathan Myhrvold
Business
3-Aug-1959   CTO of Microsoft, 1996-2000
Satya Nadella
Business
1967   CEO of Microsoft
Ray Ozzie
Computer Programmer
20-Nov-1955   Microsoft Chief Software Architect, 2006-10
Mark Penn
Government
5-Jan-1954   Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign strategist
Howard A. Schmidt
Government
?   White House cybersecurity chief
Jon A. Shirley
Business
1938   President and COO of Microsoft, 1983-90
Patty Stonesifer
Business
1956   Co-Chair of Gates Foundation
B. Kevin Turner
Business
c. 1965   COO of Microsoft
Maggie Wilderotter
Business
9-Feb-1955   CEO of Citizens Communications

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Ballmer
Business
24-Mar-1956   CEO of Microsoft, 2003-14
Dina Dublon
Business
1953   CFO of JP Morgan Chase, 1998-2004
Bill Gates
Business
28-Oct-1955   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Raymond V. Gilmartin
Business
6-Mar-1941   CEO of Merck, 1994-2005
Maria M. Klawe
Educator
5-Jul-1951   President, Harvey Mudd College
Stephen J. Luczo
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Seagate, 1998-2004
David F. Marquardt
Business
c. 1951   Venture capital investor
Charles H. Noski
Business
c. 1951   CFO of Northrop Grumman, 2003-05
Helmut Panke
Business
31-Aug-1946   Chairman of BMW, 2002-06
John W. Thompson
Business
24-Apr-1949   Ex-CEO of Symantec

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul Allen
Business
21-Jan-1953   Co-Founder of Microsoft
James I. Cash, Jr.
Educator
c. 1948   Harvard Business School, 1976-2003
Richard A. Hackborn
Business
c. 1937   Former HP Vice President
Reed Hastings
Business
8-Oct-1960   Founder and CEO of Netflix
Ann Dore McLaughlin
Government
16-Nov-1941   US Secretary of Labor, 1987-89
William G. Reed, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   Simpson Timber Company
Jon A. Shirley
Business
1938   President and COO of Microsoft, 1983-90

NOTABLE EMPLOYEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Abrash
Computer Programmer
?   Graphics Programming Black Book
Ward Cunningham
Computer Programmer
26-May-1949   Wiki inventor
Dave Cutler
Computer Programmer
13-Mar-1942   Father of Windows NT
Michael Kinsley
Pundit
9-Mar-1951   Founding editor of Slate
Mark Russinovich
Computer Programmer
c. 1966   Microsoft Windows Internals
Robert Scoble
Blogger
18-Jan-1965   Scobleizer
Charles Simonyi
Computer Programmer
10-Sep-1948   Hungarian notation

EMPLOYMENT

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Abrash
Computer Programmer
?   Graphics Programming Black Book
Ed Averett
Computer Programmer
?   Prolific Odyssey 2 game programmer
James Blinn
Computer Programmer
c. 1948   3D computer imaging pioneer
Steve Capps
Computer Programmer
?   Apple Newton, SoundEdit
Bruce Chizen
Business
1956   CEO of Adobe, 2000-07
Maria S. Eitel
Business
c. 1963   President of the Nike Foundation
James Fallows
Journalist
2-Aug-1949   Atlantic Monthly
Bob Frankston
Computer Programmer
14-Jun-1949   Programmer of Visicalc
Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
15-Aug-1964   Married to Bill Gates
Rob Glaser
Business
16-Jan-1962   CEO of RealNetworks, 1994-2010
Naveen Jain
Business
1959   Founder of InfoSpace
J. D. Lasica
Author
?   Darknet
Steve Maguire
Computer Programmer
?   Writing Solid Code
Scott A. McGregor
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Broadcom
Alexey Pajitnov
Computer Programmer
c. 1956   Helped invent Tetris
Andy Rubin
Business
c. 1963   Creator of Android OS
Hironobu Sakaguchi
Computer Programmer
14-Nov-1962   Created Final Fantasy videogame series
Bruce Shelley
Computer Programmer
?   Created computer game Age of Empires
Scott Stanzel
Government
15-Jan-1973   Deputy White House Press Secretary

EXTRANEOUS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Bagemihl
Scientist
?   Biological Exuberance
Haley Barbour
Politician
22-Oct-1947   Governor of Mississippi, 2004-12
Greg Bear
Author
20-Aug-1951   Eon
Tim Bray
Computer Programmer
21-Jun-1955   Co-Inventor of XML
Rod Chandler
Politician
13-Jul-1942   Congressman from Washington, 1983-93
Disco D
Music Producer
21-Sep-1980 23-Jan-2007 Ghetto-tech DJ
Joseph E. diGenova
Government
c. 1945   US Attorney, District of Columbia, 1983-88
C. Boyden Gray
Government
6-Feb-1943   Conservative activist, lobbyist
Frank Luntz
Pundit
23-Feb-1962   Republican pollster, strategist
Greg Mankiw
Economist
3-Feb-1958   George W Bush economist
Steve McConnell
Computer Programmer
c. 1963   Author of Code Complete
Lloyd Meeds
Politician
11-Dec-1927 17-Aug-2005 Congressman from Washington, 1965-79
Harriet Miers
Government
10-Aug-1945   White House Counsel, 2005-07
Grover Norquist
Activist
19-Oct-1956   Washington lobbyist, anti-tax crusader
Mark Penn
Government
5-Jan-1954   Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign strategist
Raj Reddy
Educator
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Ralph Reed
Activist
24-Jun-1961   Former head of the Christian Coalition
Richard L. Schmalensee
Economist
1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Jim Woodring
Cartoonist
11-Oct-1952   Frank

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Scott Adsit
Actor
26-Nov-1965   Pete Hornberger on 30 Rock
Jennifer Aniston
Actor
11-Feb-1969   Rachel on Friends
Larry Bird
Basketball
7-Dec-1956   Boston Celtics
Tom Brokaw
Journalist
6-Feb-1940   Former anchor, NBC Nightly News
Deepak Chopra
Author
22-Oct-1946   Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Astronaut
26-Jun-1956   First black astronaut to spacewalk
Ken Jennings
TV Personality
23-May-1974   $2.5 Million Jeopardy! Contestant
Wiz Khalifa
Rapper
8-Sep-1987   Black and Yellow
Eva Longoria
Actor
15-Mar-1975   Desperate Housewives
Susan Lucci
Actor
23-Dec-1946   Erica Kane on All My Children
Jane Lynch
Actor
14-Jul-1960   Cheerleading coach on Glee
William H. Macy
Actor
13-Mar-1950   Fargo
Demetri Martin
Comic
25-May-1973   Daily Show trend spotter
Matthew Perry
Actor
19-Aug-1969   Chandler on Friends
?uestlove
Drummer
20-Jan-1971   Drummer for The Roots
The Rock
Actor
2-May-1972   Yeah, yeah -- we smell it
Jerry Seinfeld
Comic
29-Apr-1954   A show about nothing


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