Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management, and business leadership roles. He played an important role as a marketing leader in the successful development of the Microsoft Office business, and as Chief Xbox Officer, he led the creation and development of the Xbox business. Bach retired in 2010 as Microsoft’s President of the Entertainment and Devices Division.
Robbie now works as a Civic Engineer with corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations who are driving positive change in our communities. He speaks, lectures, and teaches extensively including keynoting the Boe Forum on Public Affairs and guest lecturing at schools such as UCLA, University of North Carolina (UNC), Notre Dame, Boston College, Santa Clara University, Harvey Mudd, and Seattle University. In 2015, he completed his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. For more information, see www.robbiebach.com.
As part of his civic commitment, Robbie serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the United States Olympic Committee board of directors, the board of directors for Sonos Inc., and the board of advisors for Brooks Running Company and the Space Needle, Inc. He is also a board member for the Seattle chapter of Year-Up.
He was an Arjay Miller Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA, and a Morehead Scholar at UNC where he earned his degree in economics and was also named an Academic All-American on the Tar Heel’s tennis team.