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    Apr 18, 2016
    (d.)

Bio/Description

Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Intuit Inc. He formerly worked for Apple Inc. (as VP of Marketing), Claris (as CEO), and GO Corporation (as CEO). Son of a local school official, Campbell was born and raised in Homestead, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. He attended Columbia University and starred in football. He was head coach of Columbia's football team from 1974 to 1979. He left after the 1978 season, which featured a disastrous 69-0 defeat at the hand of Rutgers, which ended what had been one of college football's oldest rivalries. He met his 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. However in 1997, upon the return of Steve Jobs to Apple, Campbell has sat as a corporate director on the board. Campbell became CEO of GO Corporation, a startup pioneering a tablet computer operating system. After successfully selling GO to AT&T in 1993, Campbell was CEO of Intuit from 1994 to 1998. Campbell is an adviser to a number of technology companies, including Google, and is on the boards of Intuit and Apple, and was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Columbia in 2005.
  • Date of Death:

    Apr 18, 2016
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Silicon Valley Entrepenuer, Apple, Intuit, Google, Go
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