Bio info on Hastings, leaving Microsoft's board

Biographical information on Reed Hastings, who is leaving Microsoft's board

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Netflix CEO to step down from Microsoft's board

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gestures during the Facebook f/8 conference in San Francisco. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, that he is stepping down from Microsoft's board of directors next month. Hastings says he will end his five-and-half-year stint on the software maker's board to concentrate on running Netflix Inc. at a time the video subscription service is facing an assortment of challenges threatening its future growth. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is stepping down from Microsoft's board of directors next month.

Here are some biographical details on him:

NAME: Reed Hastings

AGE: 51

TITLE: Founder, CEO and chairman, Netflix Inc.

EDUCATION: B.A., mathematics, Bowdoin, 1983; M.S., computer science, Stanford, 1988.

CAREER: CEO of Pure Atria Software, maker of software development tools, 1991-1997. Founded Netflix in 1997, CEO since September 1998.

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS: Netflix Inc. (1997-present), Facebook Inc. (2011-present), Microsoft Corp. (2007- Nov. 28, 2012).

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS: In Peace Corps as high school math teacher in Swaziland before attending Stanford.


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