Bloomberg: Twitter Investor Mike Maples Outperforms Venture Firms That Rejected Him
Dad's bio (forbes):
Michael J. Maples
Chairman of the Board
Austin , TX
Sector: SERVICES / Gaming Activities
Director , Lexmark International, Inc.
Lexington , KY
Sector: TECHNOLOGY / Computer Peripherals
Director , Sonic Corporation
Oklahoma City , OK
Sector: SERVICES / Restaurants
67 Years Old
Michael J. Maples, Sr. has been a director of ours since August 2004 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2006. Mr. Maples held various management positions at Microsoft Corporation from April 1988 to July 1995, including Executive Vice President of the Worldwide Products Group. As a member of the Office of the President at Microsoft, Mr. Maples reported directly to the Chairman. Previously, Mr. Maples served as Director of Software Strategy for International Business Machines Corp. and on the board of Motive, Inc., a service management software company. Mr. Maples also currently serves on the boards of Lexmark International, Inc., a laser and inkjet printer company, and Sonic Corp., an operator and franchisor of drive-in restaurants. Mr. Maples is currently a member of the Board of Visitors of the Engineering School at the University of Oklahoma and the College of Engineering Foundation Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Maples received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.