Ex-Microsoft president reduced to giving motivational speeches Zig Ziglar, the octogenarian organizer of salesforce pep rallies, has hired former tech executive Rick Belluzzo for an upcoming event in Austin, Texas . Ads for the event describe him as the "legendary president of Microsoft." His 14-month stint at Microsoft was legendary only for its brevity and lack of accomplishment. He is now nonlegendary for his role as CEO of Quantum, a maker of tape-backup drives.