by Dan Moren
Former Apple board member Bill Campbell passes away
Kara Swisher notes the passing of former Intuit chairman and longtime Apple board member Bill Campbell:
Campbell ran companies like Intuit and worked in key jobs at Apple, Claris and Go, and also served on a plethora of boards, including Columbia University, Intuit and Apple. He had been a longtime adviser to Google execs including Page and Eric Schmidt —and really just about every major tech executive you could think of at some point. Andreessen Horowitz’s Ben Horowitz featured him in his book “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” and Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr just referenced him as a key adviser in a recent decision to change his role at the firm.
Campbell was an Apple marketing VP back under John Sculley, then became the head of the Claris software division. He served on Apple’s board from Steve Jobs’s return in 1997 to his retirement in 2014, where he was long considered one of Jobs’s closest allies.