Reed Hastings Organization leader

Reed hastings

Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. (born October 8, 1960) is an entrepreneur and education philanthropist. He is the CEO of Netflix, and on the boards of Microsoft, Facebook, and numerous non-profit organizations. Hastings was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from high school in 1978 from the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His father was a lawyer who once served in the Nixon administration, serving as general counsel in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. After high school, he spent a year selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners door to door. Hastings majored in mathematics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and won its mathematics department's Smyth Prize in 1981, and its Hammond Prize in 1983. Hastings received his bachelor's degree from the college in 1983. Hastings entered Marine Corps officer training through their Platoon Leader Class and spent the summer of 1981 in Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. "I found myself questioning how we packed our backpacks and how we made our beds," said Hastings. "My questioning wasn’t particularly encouraged, and I realized I might be better off in the Peace Corps.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 8th, 1960
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Massachusetts , United States of America
pop. 6,692,824 (2013)

Education

1. Bowdoin College Colleges/University

- 1983 Bachelor of Arts / Mathematics

Bowdoin College /ˈboʊdɨn/, founded in 1794, is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal Maine town of Brunswick. The college enrolls approximately 1,700 students and has been coeducational since 1971. It offers 33 majors and 4 additional minors, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Famous alumni include Joshua Chamberlain, Henry W. Longfellow, Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Type Private school
Endowment
2013. 1.04 bil. $
2011. 904 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
June 24th, 1794
Headquarters
255 Maine Street, 04011 - Brunswick, Maine
Undergraduates
2013. 1,795
2010. 1,762
2009. 1,777
Acceptance rate
2013. 14.9 %
2010. 16.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 45 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.bowdoin.edu
Wikipedia article
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

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2. Stanford University Colleges/University

- 1988 Master of Science / Computer Science

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto. It is situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 18.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
November 11th, 1885
Headquarters
450 Serra Mall, 94305 - Stanford, California
Undergraduates
2013. 6,980
2012. 7,063
2010. 6,940
2009. 6,532
2008. 6,532
Postgraduates
2013. 8,897
2012. 11,456
2010. 12,595
2008. 10,280
2007. 8,186
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.07 %
2013. 5.7 %
2012. 6.6 %
2010. 7.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.7 K $
2012. 41.3 K $
2011. 40.1 K $
2010. 38.7 K $
Official web page www.stanford.edu
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Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Stanford University connected by profession and/or age

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Organizations founded

1. Antonio Maria Lugo Academy

School

Headquarters

6410 Rita Ave., 90255 - Huntington Park, California

2. EdVoice

Non-profit organization

Cofounders

Wikiedia article

EdVoice is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to improving public schools in California. According to its web site, the EdVoice network connects over 50,000 teachers, parents, and community leaders with their state elected officials on important educational issues. EdVoice brings together the ingredients to drive change in California schools. With in-depth policy expertise and a commitment to looking to research and real-world results for policy solutions, EdVoice advocates for key policy changes that will make a difference for all California's students.

3. Netflix

Video Tape and Disc Rental, Streaming media, Online shopping

Date funded

1997

Official web page

Lidership history

David Wells
2010-
Barry McCarthy
1999-2010
1998- Chief Executive Officer
Ted Sarandos
-
Leslie Kilgore
-
Neil Hunt
-
Patty McCord
-

Cofounders

Marc Randolph

Social media

Headquarters

100 Winchester Circle, 95032 - Los Gatos, California

Wikiedia article

Netflix, Inc. is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in North and South America, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe, and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs are sent via Permit Reply Mail. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. It started its subscription-based service in 1999. By 2009, Netflix was offering a collection of 100,000 titles on DVD and had surpassed 10 million subscribers. As of September 2014, Netflix has subscribers in over 40 countries, with intentions of expanding their services in unreached countries. On February 25, 2007, Netflix delivered its billionth DVD. In April 2011, Netflix had 23.6 million subscribers in the United States and over 26 million worldwide. By 2011, the total digital revenue for Netflix reached at least $1.5 billion. On October 23, 2012, however, Netflix reported an 88% decline in third-quarter profits. In January 2013, Netflix reported that it had added two million U.S. customers during the fourth quarter of 2012 with a total of 27.1 million U.S. streaming customers, and 29.4 million total streaming customers.

Board members

Richard Barton
Director
Mike Schuh
Director
A. George Battle
Director
Jay Hoag
Director
Gregory Stanger
Director
Timothy Haley
Director
Charles H. Giancarlo
Director

4. Pure Software

Business Operation

Date funded

1991

Wikiedia article

Pure Software was founded in October 1991 by Reed Hastings, Raymond Peck and Mark Box. The original product was a debugging tool for Unix/C engineers called Purify. After adding new products such as Quantify and PureLink, and doubling its revenue every year for four years, Pure Software went public with the help of Morgan Stanley in August 1995. In August 1996, Pure Software merged with Atria to form Pure Atria Corporation. Later in August 1997, Rational Software acquired Pure Atria, giving Hastings the capital to start Netflix. When Pure Atria was acquired by Rational Software, it triggered a 42% drop in both companies' stocks after the deal was announced. Hastings was appointed Chief Technical Officer of the combined companies and left soon after the acquisition. "I had the great fortune of doing a mediocre job at my first company," says Hastings. "We got more bureaucratic as we grew." After Pure Software, Hastings spent two years thinking about how to avoid similar problems at his next startup, Netflix.

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