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Doug BurgumREPRepublican Governor
66
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NDResidence (state)

Douglas James Burgum (born August 1, 1956) is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician serving as the 33rd governor of North Dakota since 2016. He is a member of the Republican Party.Burgum was born and raised in the small town of Arthur, North Dakota. He mortgaged his inherited farmland after graduating from college in 1983 to invest in a small technology startup, Great Plains Software. Becoming the company's president in 1984, he grew Great Plains into a successful large software company. Burgum sold the company to Microsoft for $1.1 billion in 2001. While working at Microsoft, he managed Microsoft Business Solutions. He has served as board chairman for Atlassian and SuccessFactors. Burgum is the founder of Kilbourne Group, a Fargo-based real-estate development firm, and also is the co-founder of Arthur Ventures, a software venture capital group. A lifelong resident of North Dakota, Burgum entered the Republican primary in the 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial election with no political experience. He upset longtime Attorney General and Republican-endorsed candidate Wayne Stenehjem in the primary election, and defeated Democratic nominee Marvin Nelson by a landslide in the general election.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Master of Business Administration
1978 - 1980
North Dakota State University
Stanford University
Master of Business Administration
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
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 Experience1 - 3 of 3
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