Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. Starting in 1992, he played an important role in the successful launch and expansion of the Microsoft Office business. In 1999, as Chief Xbox Officer, he led the creation and development of the Xbox business, including the launch of the original Xbox and the highly successful follow-on product, Xbox 360. Robbie retired from Microsoft in 2010 as the President of the Entertainment and Devices Division.
Robbie now serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and was the chairman of the board from 2009-10. He is also a board member of the United States Olympic Committee, Sonos Inc., Brooks Running Company, the Space Needle Inc., and the local chapter of Year Up. Robbie is a regular guest lecturer at colleges and universities across the country, with an emphasis on marketing and strategy topics and is currently writing a book and blogging on business and civic strategy – see www.robbiebach.com
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Robbie received an MBA from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also majored in economics at the University of North Carolina where he was a Morehead Scholar, graduated with highest honors, and was named a first team Academic All-American on the Tar Heel’s tennis team.