Jeff Raikes

Co-Founder, Raikes Foundation

Jeff Raikes is the co-founder, with his wife Tricia, of the Raikes Foundation, which focuses on youth and youth-serving systems, using the science of learning and development to advance equitable learning environments, prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness, and improve the quality of expanded learning programs. Raikes is the former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that, he was president of Microsoft’s Business Division and served as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. He began his career with Microsoft in 1981 as a product manager. He was recently elected chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. 

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