People: Capella Education Co (CPLA.O)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Michael A. Linton is Independent Director of Capella Education Co. He is the enterprise chief marketing officer for Farmers Group, Inc., the third personal lines insurance group in the U.S., a position he has held since October 2011. Mr. Linton served as the executive vice president, marketing for FMN Technologies, an early stage technology advertising start-up in Silicon Valley, from September 2010 to September 2011. From March 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Linton was a consultant, advisor and columnist for Forbes.com, an online business periodical. From December 2006 to March 2009, he served as senior vice president, chief marketing officer for eBay, an online marketplace, and as general manager of eBay Motors, eBay Canada, Half.com, eBay Stores and ProStores. Previously he was the executive vice president, chief marketing officer for Best Buy Corporation, a specialty retailer of consumer-electronics and related products and services, from January 1999 to August 2006. Mr. Linton has served as a director on the board of Peet's Coffee and Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company in the U.S., from March 2005 to October 2012. In February 2010, Mr. Linton began his service as a director on the board of Support.com, a company providing online technology services and software to consumers and small businesses. He earned a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
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