Doug Burgum
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Doug Burgum

Republican

Governor

North Dakota

Addresses

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Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND. 58505-0001
Office of Governor
State of North Dakota 600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND. 58505-0100
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Doug Burgum

Governor
Summary
Experience
64
Years of Age
5
Years of Experience
NDResidence (state)

Douglas James Burgum (born August 1, 1956) is an American entrepreneur and politician serving as the 33rd and current Governor of North Dakota since 2016. He is a member of the Republican Party.Burgum joined Great Plains Software in 1983 and became its president in 1984. He sold the company to Microsoft for $1.1 billion in 2001. At Microsoft, he became the head of Microsoft Business Solutions. He began serving as chairman of the board for Atlassian in 2012. He also served on the board for SuccessFactors starting in 2007 and as chairman from 2010 to 2012. Burgum is the founder of Kilbourne Group, a Fargo-based real-estate development firm, as well as a co-founder of Arthur Ventures. In 2016 Burgum announced his intention to run for the governorship of North Dakota as a Republican. With no formal political experience and despite losing the state party's endorsement to longtime Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem at the party convention in April, Burgum defeated Stenehjem in the primary election to claim the Republican nomination. He faced Democrat Marvin Nelson and Libertarian Marty Riske in the November general election; he won with over 75% of the vote.

Experience

Education

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Stanford Graduate School of Business
North Dakota State University
Stanford University
University of North Dakota

Past Positions

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Governor
State of North Dakota
2016 - Current
Chair of the Board
Atlassian
2012 - 2016
Co Founder
Arthur Ventures
2008 - 2016
Executive Chair
Board of Directors, Intelligent Insites
2011 - 2016
Founder
Kilbourne Group
2007 - 2016
Member
Board of Directors, The Arthur Companies
2003 - 2016
Member
Board of Directors, Avalara
2014 - 2016
Investor
Board of Directors, Loyalty Builders
2010 - 2015
Member
Board of Directors, Preventice Technologies
2012 - 2014
Chair
Board of Directors, Success Factors
2007 - 2012
Senior Vice President
Microsoft
2001 - 2007
Chair
Great Plains Software
1983 - 2001
Consultant
McKinsey and Company
1980 - 1983

Other Experience

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Member
Advisory Board, Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management
2012 - 2016
Member
National Advisory Board, Positive Coaching Alliance
2010 - 2015
Member
Small Business and Labor Advisory Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
1990 - 1992