Rick Belluzzo, has spent his entire 36 year career in the technology industry, most of it building innovative new product categories and leading companies through change. Most recently Rick served as Chairman and CEO of Quantum Corporation, where he lead the company through a transition from a storage device company to a company which specializes in corporate data management and protection.
Before joining Quantum Belluzzo held senior management positions with Microsoft Corp., most recently President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Microsoft he was Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
His career in technology began at Hewlett Packard, which he joined in 1975 after earning a BS degree in Accounting and Finance from Golden Gate University. During his 23 years at HP Belluzzo held several key leadership positions, including VP of the Printer and PC business as well as Executive VP of the Computer Organization.
Currently he is a member of the board of directors of PMC-Sierra, Inc. and JDS Uniphase Corporation and serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor for the Gores Group. He also frequently conducts seminars and gives speeches on leadership and change.