Bradley K. Garlinghouse (1989)

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

Business executive.
President of Student Council, World editor, Homecoming King candidate; of course, it all meant one day Mr. Garlinghouse would be featured, with picture, on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. At the University of Kansas, where he was elected Student Body President, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (1993). After a brief stint with SBC Communications in Kansas City in 1997, Mr. Garlinghouse was awarded a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard. Then it was off to California and Silicon Valley. From 2003 to 2008 he was with Yahoo! becoming its Senior Vice President, Communications & Communities. Other business experience includes AOL, Inc. and being CEO of Hightail, a leading provider of cloud based file management services. Today (2017) he is CEO of Ripple, a San Francisco company that provides “secure, instant and nearly free global financial transactions of any size.” As for the Wall Street Journal story, see Kevin J. Delaney, “As Yahoo Falters, Executive’s Memo Calls for Overhaul,” November 18-19, 2006, p. A1.P.S., his memo was titled “The Peanut Butter Manifesto.”