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Rick Belluzzo

Former President & COO of Microsoft

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 Rick Belluzzo Biography

Richard Belluzzo is an American businessman who worked as an executive at Hewlett-Packard (HP), Silicon Graphics (SGI), Microsoft (MS), Quantum Corp. (QTM), and Viavi Solutions (VIAV). He has served on the board of directors of several technology companies.

Belluzzo worked for HP for 23 years, with his last role being executive vice president of their computer division. He moved to SGI in January 1998, becoming chairman of the board and CEO, succeeding Edward R. McCracken. During his time in the systems business, Belluzzo led both HP and SGI through the transition from proprietary systems to industry standard solutions. These actions were controversial at the time.

In August 1999, Belluzzo left SGI to head Microsoft's MSN division, and then the whole Consumer business, leading several emerging efforts, including the launch of the first Xbox. In February 2001, he became president and chief operating officer of Microsoft, running the day to day business during the critical CEO transition from Bill Gates to Steve Ballmer. In September 2002, he was appointed CEO at Quantum Corp., where he managed the transformation from a Tape Drives to a Storage Systems Company, leader in Back-up, Recovery, and Archive solutions. In August 2015 he was appointed Interim CEO at Viavi Solutions, and led the completion of successful restructuring of JDSU into two public companies.

After leaving Quantum, Belluzzo began working with Italian Startups in both the US and Italy, becoming an investor in several companies. In 2017 he became a partner at Venture Capital firm Innogest Capital.

In 2017 he was awarded the honor of Cavaliere Della Repubblica Italiana (Italian Knighthood) by the President of the Italian Republic.

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  • Cultural Transformation: Principles for Success

    Many companies and organizations are struggling to respond to the challenges brought about by disruption and change. New technology, competition, changing regulations, and shifting business models are but a few of the forces that can result in disappointing results and even failure. Often the challenge begins with a culture that was not developed to reflect these new demands and unable to innovate and capitalize on new opportunity. Belluzzo will lead the audience through a series of principles that he has found to be effective in tackling this problem. These principles are based on specific experiences developed while working in the technology industry and driving cultural change that can become the basis for a world-class company, built for a modern environment. These case studies will capture his experiences at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, SGI, Quantum, and other companies where efforts to transform a culture was a critical priority.

  • Leading a Business Transformation

    In the fall of 2009, Rick Belluzzo was asked to speak to leaders of the UK National Health System, as they began to embark on massive change as a result of a significant and permanent decline in the government funding for healthcare. Out of this two-hour seminar, Belluzzo has brought together a collection of "lessons learned" on leading organizations through transformation. These lessons can be applied to businesses and organizations in all industries and organizations
    • large and small. The material is presented in a positive manner reinforced by successful outcomes. It captures all critical aspects of leading change from business strategy, execution, innovation, and leading people.

  • Hard Headed & Soft Hearted: A Lifetime of Success

    In today's ultra competitive, fast changing business environment, the path to success and achievement requires a long-term approach that is creative, yet grounded in a set of enduring principles. Rick Belluzzo has shared his experience and principles for success to large audiences around the world. These principles are based on his personal story
    • growing up in an immigrant family and achieving success at the highest level of several global corporations. These principles are intended to both challenge and motivate people to expand their career horizon.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Rick Belluzzo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Belluzzo for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Belluzzo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Belluzzo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rick Belluzzo?

    Booking fees for Rick Belluzzo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Belluzzo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rick Belluzzo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Belluzzo for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Belluzzo for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Belluzzo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Belluzzo or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Rick Belluzzo

Former President & COO of Microsoft

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Rick Belluzzo Biography

Richard Belluzzo is an American businessman who worked as an executive at Hewlett-Packard (HP), Silicon Graphics (SGI), Microsoft (MS), Quantum Corp. (QTM), and Viavi Solutions (VIAV). He has served on the board of directors of several technology companies.

Belluzzo worked for HP for 23 years, with his last role being executive vice president of their computer division. He moved to SGI in January 1998, becoming chairman of the board and CEO, succeeding Edward R. McCracken. During his time in the systems business, Belluzzo led both HP and SGI through the transition from proprietary systems to industry standard solutions. These actions were controversial at the time.

In August 1999, Belluzzo left SGI to head Microsoft's MSN division, and then the whole Consumer business, leading several emerging efforts, including the launch of the first Xbox. In February 2001, he became president and chief operating officer of Microsoft, running the day to day business during the critical CEO transition from Bill Gates to Steve Ballmer. In September 2002, he was appointed CEO at Quantum Corp., where he managed the transformation from a Tape Drives to a Storage Systems Company, leader in Back-up, Recovery, and Archive solutions. In August 2015 he was appointed Interim CEO at Viavi Solutions, and led the completion of successful restructuring of JDSU into two public companies.

After leaving Quantum, Belluzzo began working with Italian Startups in both the US and Italy, becoming an investor in several companies. In 2017 he became a partner at Venture Capital firm Innogest Capital.

In 2017 he was awarded the honor of Cavaliere Della Repubblica Italiana (Italian Knighthood) by the President of the Italian Republic.

Rick Belluzzo Videos

  • MIND THE CHAT with Rick Belluzzo
    Marco Marinucci (CEO, Mind the Bridge) interviews Rick Belluzzo (Partner, Innogest Capital)
  • Building Business: People, Persistence & Innovation - Rick Belluzzo
    Rick Belluzzo, a son of Italian immigrants, was born in San Francisco and spent his entire childhood in northern California. Belluzzo learned early...

Rick Belluzzo Speaking Topics

  • Cultural Transformation: Principles for Success

    Many companies and organizations are struggling to respond to the challenges brought about by disruption and change. New technology, competition, changing regulations, and shifting business models are but a few of the forces that can result in disappointing results and even failure. Often the challenge begins with a culture that was not developed to reflect these new demands and unable to innovate and capitalize on new opportunity. Belluzzo will lead the audience through a series of principles that he has found to be effective in tackling this problem. These principles are based on specific experiences developed while working in the technology industry and driving cultural change that can become the basis for a world-class company, built for a modern environment. These case studies will capture his experiences at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, SGI, Quantum, and other companies where efforts to transform a culture was a critical priority.

  • Leading a Business Transformation

    In the fall of 2009, Rick Belluzzo was asked to speak to leaders of the UK National Health System, as they began to embark on massive change as a result of a significant and permanent decline in the government funding for healthcare. Out of this two-hour seminar, Belluzzo has brought together a collection of "lessons learned" on leading organizations through transformation. These lessons can be applied to businesses and organizations in all industries and organizations
    • large and small. The material is presented in a positive manner reinforced by successful outcomes. It captures all critical aspects of leading change from business strategy, execution, innovation, and leading people.

  • Hard Headed & Soft Hearted: A Lifetime of Success

    In today's ultra competitive, fast changing business environment, the path to success and achievement requires a long-term approach that is creative, yet grounded in a set of enduring principles. Rick Belluzzo has shared his experience and principles for success to large audiences around the world. These principles are based on his personal story
    • growing up in an immigrant family and achieving success at the highest level of several global corporations. These principles are intended to both challenge and motivate people to expand their career horizon.

FAQs on booking Rick Belluzzo

  • How to book Rick Belluzzo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Belluzzo for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Belluzzo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Belluzzo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Belluzzo?

    Booking fees for Rick Belluzzo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Belluzzo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Belluzzo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Belluzzo for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Belluzzo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Belluzzo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Belluzzo or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rick Belluzzo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rick Belluzzo for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Rick Belluzzo generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Hughes, Jeff Taylor, Chris Sacca, Gary Hamel and Anousheh Ansari. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Belluzzo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rick Belluzzo Speaker Videos

  • MIND THE CHAT with Rick Belluzzo
    Marco Marinucci (CEO, Mind the Bridge) interviews Rick Belluzzo (Partner, Innogest Capital)
    Building Business: People, Persistence & Innovation - Rick Belluzzo
    Rick Belluzzo, a son of Italian immigrants, was born in San Francisco and spent his entire childhood in northern California. Belluzzo learned early in life the importance of hard work and ambition....

Rick Belluzzo Speaking Topics

  • Cultural Transformation: Principles for Success

    Many companies and organizations are struggling to respond to the challenges brought about by disruption and change. New technology, competition, changing regulations, and shifting business models are but a few of the forces that can result in disappointing results and even failure. Often the challenge begins with a culture that was not developed to reflect these new demands and unable to innovate and capitalize on new opportunity. Belluzzo will lead the audience through a series of principles that he has found to be effective in tackling this problem. These principles are based on specific experiences developed while working in the technology industry and driving cultural change that can become the basis for a world-class company, built for a modern environment. These case studies will capture his experiences at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, SGI, Quantum, and other companies where efforts to transform a culture was a critical priority.

  • Leading a Business Transformation

    In the fall of 2009, Rick Belluzzo was asked to speak to leaders of the UK National Health System, as they began to embark on massive change as a result of a significant and permanent decline in the government funding for healthcare. Out of this two-hour seminar, Belluzzo has brought together a collection of "lessons learned" on leading organizations through transformation. These lessons can be applied to businesses and organizations in all industries and organizations
    • large and small. The material is presented in a positive manner reinforced by successful outcomes. It captures all critical aspects of leading change from business strategy, execution, innovation, and leading people.

  • Hard Headed & Soft Hearted: A Lifetime of Success

    In today's ultra competitive, fast changing business environment, the path to success and achievement requires a long-term approach that is creative, yet grounded in a set of enduring principles. Rick Belluzzo has shared his experience and principles for success to large audiences around the world. These principles are based on his personal story
    • growing up in an immigrant family and achieving success at the highest level of several global corporations. These principles are intended to both challenge and motivate people to expand their career horizon.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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