Silicon Valley 'Coach' Bill Campbell, Adviser to Jobs and Page, Dies

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 2:33 PM

Campbell was chief executive of tax software maker Intuit Incorporated from one thousand nine hundred ninety-four to one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight and again for a few months until January two thousand.

Silicon Valley 'Coach' Bill Campbell, Adviser to Jobs and Page, Dies

Silicon Valley veteran Bill Campbell, who advised tech leaders including Apple'south Steve Jobs and Amazon'south Jeff Bezos, died on Monday after a long battle with cancer, his family said.

Campbell was chief executive of tax software maker Intuit Incorporated from one thousand nine hundred ninety-four to one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight and again for a few months until January two thousand. He retired in Jan this year as the company'south chairman, a post he'd held since one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight.

He's served on a no of boards, including Apple. Campbell, known as "The Coach," had served on Apple'south board for seventeen years, before stepping down in two thousand-fourteenth.

A statement from his family said he passed far in his sleep.

"He helped us construct Google and in countless ways made our success possible," Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc, said in a post.

"His contribution to the success of Google and presently Alphabet is incalculable," Schmidt said.

Technology news website Re/code first reported the death.

"Just hearing the news about Bill Campbell. Horrible. Called me on my latest day at Twitter & had both the funniest & most insightful comments," former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted.

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