||Chairman and CEO
Company NameGreat Plains Software
Dates Employed1983 – 2001 Employment Duration18 yrs
At the time of its acquisition by Microsoft in 2001, Great Plains Software was a leading provider of Microsoft Windows NT client/server financial management software for mid-sized businesses. The company's award-winning products and services automate essential accounting functions and enhance the strategic value of financial information. Great Plains Software products and services were sold and implemented exclusively by its extensive network of Partners throughout the United States, Canada and select international markets.
Great Plains Software appeared four times on the Great Place to Work® list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in America: unranked in 1993, number 53 in 1998, number 30 in 1999, and number 15 in 2000. The company remains as the North Dakota campus for Microsoft, which is one of the largest employers in the area.