William Campbell, American businessman and executive, Died at 75


William V. “Bill” Campbell was born on August 31, 1940, and died on April 18, 2016.

He was an American businessman.

He was also the former chairman of the board of trustees of Columbia University and chairman of the board of Intuit Inc.

William Campbell formerly worked for Apple Inc. (as VP of Marketing and as a board director), Claris (as CEO), and GO Corporation (as CEO).

Campbell joined J. Walter Thompson, the advertising agency, then Kodak where he rose to run Kodak’s European film business.

He was emplyed by John Sculley he became Apple’s VP of Marketing, then ran Apple’s Claris software division.

After Sculley decline to spin Claris off into an independent company, Campbell and much of the Claris leadership left.

As of 1997, when Steve Jobs returned to Apple, William served as a corporate director on Apple’s board of directors.

William Campbell became the CEO of GO Corporation, a startup pioneering a tablet computer operating system.

Following him successfully selling GO Eo to AT&T Corporation in 1993, Campbell was CEO of Intuit from 1994 to 1998.

He announced that he would be retiring as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Intuit starting January 2016.

William was an adviser to a number of technology companies and was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Columbia in 2005.

William Campbell passed away at 75 yrs old.