People: Capella Education Co (CPLA.O)
27 Sep 2016
Mr. Michael A. Linton is an Independent Director of Capella Education Co. Mr. Linton is the enterprise chief marketing officer for Farmers Group, Inc., one of the largest personal lines insurance carriers 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 and as a general manager for eBay, an online marketplace. 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 also served as a director on the board of Peet’s Coffee and Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company from March 2005 to October 2012 and as a director on the board of Support.com, a company providing online technology services from February 2010 through May 2014. 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. Mr. Linton has extensive executive leadership experience and a strong background in marketing, brand development and digital businesses.
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