Executive Profiles

Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell

Chairman of the Board

Bill Campbell assumed his role as chairman of the board of directors in August 1998. He previously served as Intuit's president and chief executive officer from 1994 to 1998 and as chief executive officer from September 1999 until January 2000.

During Campbell's tenure, Intuit solidified its position as the clear leader in tax, personal finance and small business accounting software. During that time, the company also invented a new class of Web-based finance businesses delivered through Quicken.com, Intuit's website.

For the three years before joining Intuit, Campbell was the president and chief executive officer of GO Corp., a pen-based computing software company. Previously, he founded and served as president and chief executive officer of Claris Corp., which was purchased by Apple Computer Inc. in 1990.

Before starting Claris, Campbell was Apple's executive vice president, group executive of the United States. He joined Apple in July 1983 as vice president of marketing and added the title of vice president of sales in January 1984. In September 1984, his duties were expanded to include distribution, service and support when he was promoted to executive vice president. In June 1985, Campbell was named group executive of the United States and has served on its board of directors since August 1997.

Campbell joined Apple from Eastman Kodak Co. where his last assignment was general manager of consumer products for Kodak Europe. Prior to joining Kodak, he was vice president of J. Walter Thompson, a New York-based advertising agency.

Before entering the technology industry, Campbell was the head football coach at Columbia University for six years, and has been chairman of the university's Board of Trustees since 2005. He is also a director of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

Campbell holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree from Columbia University.