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Rick Belluzzo

Former President & COO of Microsoft

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 Rick Belluzzo Biography

Rick Belluzzo has led several Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics, Inc., and Microsoft Corporation. Currently the executive chairman of Quantum Corporation, Belluzzo, the son of Italian immigrants, has illustrated how even someone who is faced with opposition can succeed - all it takes is a little ambition.

In 2013, Rick Belluzzo and Krish Dhanam co-authored Hard Headed and Softhearted: Lessons from the Boardroom to the Break Room, in which they share a series of principles built around the view that sustainable success requires developing practices that embrace both IQ and EQ to achieve results. Now, this collection of lessons and principles has become an exclusive program that all businesses can learn and thrive from.

A 40-year tech industry veteran, Belluzzo was named "Rocket Rick" as a result of his meteoric rise to executive vice president at Hewlett-Packard, where he led the printer business to massive success, followed by his climb to CEO at Silicon Graphics, Inc. While at Microsoft, Belluzzo was responsible for guiding the company's business strategy and directing business operations and development, and is credited as the force behind the growth of Microsoft's .NET, XBox, and MSN efforts. He stepped down as COO of Microsoft in May of 2002.

That same year, Belluzzo accepted the position of CEO at Quantum, seeing it as an opportunity to turn a small but well-known company into a high-profile powerhouse. He achieved success in this goal by combining his innovative managerial style with the solid foundation and team-oriented culture of Quantum.

An expert in adapting and establishing a corporation’s culture, Belluzzo helps lead organizations through change and shows them how to work through the cultural factors that make it difficult. Belluzzo’s extensive experience, both on a national and global scale, allows him to teach what you can’t learn in a classroom: hands-on experience with change, reorganization, and management. His reputation as one of the world's most respected corporate leaders has made him a regular keynote speaker at the huge Get Motivated seminars and at conferences around the world.

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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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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Belluzzo for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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.
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    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

Rick Belluzzo has led several Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics, Inc., and Microsoft Corporation. Currently the executive chairman of Quantum Corporation, Belluzzo, the son of Italian immigrants, has illustrated how even someone who is faced with opposition can succeed - all it takes is a little ambition.

In 2013, Rick Belluzzo and Krish Dhanam co-authored Hard Headed and Softhearted: Lessons from the Boardroom to the Break Room, in which they share a series of principles built around the view that sustainable success requires developing practices that embrace both IQ and EQ to achieve results. Now, this collection of lessons and principles has become an exclusive program that all businesses can learn and thrive from.

A 40-year tech industry veteran, Belluzzo was named "Rocket Rick" as a result of his meteoric rise to executive vice president at Hewlett-Packard, where he led the printer business to massive success, followed by his climb to CEO at Silicon Graphics, Inc. While at Microsoft, Belluzzo was responsible for guiding the company's business strategy and directing business operations and development, and is credited as the force behind the growth of Microsoft's .NET, XBox, and MSN efforts. He stepped down as COO of Microsoft in May of 2002.

That same year, Belluzzo accepted the position of CEO at Quantum, seeing it as an opportunity to turn a small but well-known company into a high-profile powerhouse. He achieved success in this goal by combining his innovative managerial style with the solid foundation and team-oriented culture of Quantum.

An expert in adapting and establishing a corporation’s culture, Belluzzo helps lead organizations through change and shows them how to work through the cultural factors that make it difficult. Belluzzo’s extensive experience, both on a national and global scale, allows him to teach what you can’t learn in a classroom: hands-on experience with change, reorganization, and management. His reputation as one of the world's most respected corporate leaders has made him a regular keynote speaker at the huge Get Motivated seminars and at conferences around the world.

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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 event.

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.

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