CLIPPERS EXECUTIVES STEVE BALLMER OWNER teve Ballmer is the owner of the L.A. Clippers and co-chair of the Ballmer Group. Entering his third year as owner, the Clippers hold a 109-55 (.665) overall record during his tenure. Ballmer passionately believes in leading the Clippers forward as the organization transitions to a new era of excitement - driven by on-court success, great community participation and doing things the right way, every time. Ballmer retired as Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft in 2014 after leading the company for nearly 14 years. He remains a significant investor. Steve became Microsoft’s CEO in 2000, having served for 20 years in roles as president, senior vice president of sales and support, senior vice president of systems software and vice president of marketing. He was the company’s first business manager. During his tenure at Microsoft, the company pioneered personal computing and democratized enterprise computing, growing from a small start-up to a company that today employs more than 110,000 people. During his tenure Microsoft grew to almost $80 billion in revenue and was the third most profitable company in the United States. Since retirement, Ballmer has focused on the Clippers, time with his family and advancing civic and philanthropic initiatives through the Ballmer Group, which he leads with his wife Connie Ballmer. The Ballmer Group focuses on supporting organizations and initiatives aimed increasing economic mobility for children and families living in poverty in the United States. They advance these efforts through grant making, investing in system reform, and collaborating with public and private sector partners. Steve also leads a project called USAFacts, which seeks to improve transparency in government, including disclosing taxes and borrowings raised, money allocated and spent, and outcomes achieved, much as a corporations do through their 10-K reports. He co-teaches a course at Stanford on understanding government budgets and spending with Professor Mark Duggan, and has taught or lectured on technology, leadership and innovation at Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Southern California. 43 | CLIPPERS GAMETIME MAGAZINE S Ballmer was born in March 1956, and grew up near Detroit where his father worked as a manager at Ford Motor Company. Ballmer earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Harvard University. He worked for two years at Procter & Gamble Company as an assistant product manager and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business before joining Microsoft. He lives with his wife, Connie, and children in Washington.
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