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Jeff Raikes

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Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Raikes (born on May 29, 1958) is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation. He retired from his role as the chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2014. He serves on the boards of Giving Tech Labs, Hudl Costco Wholesale, the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Sciences and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Microsoft Alumni Network. He is Chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Until early 2008, Raikes was the President of the Microsoft Business Division and oversaw the Information Worker, Server & Tools Business and Microsoft Business Solutions Groups. He joined Microsoft in 1981 as a product manager. He retired from Microsoft in September 2008, after a transitional period, to join the Gates Foundation. He also held roles managing the company’s sales force and services groups.