Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. (He has a BSEE from Lehigh University) He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world’s first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 25 Standard and ASIC Designs some of which are still in systems today.
Don has performed at over 500 corporate, private events in the last 15 years for major corporations around the world including: IBM, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Genentech, and ExxonMobil. His range of clientele spans a variety of industries from Technology (Dell) to Pharmaceuticals (Novo Nordisk) to Oil & Gas (Conoco Philips) to Food (Kraft) to Trucking (Eaton) to Chemicals (Dupont) to Insurance (Liberty Mutual). Don combines his unique background (as a computer chip designer), years of engineering experience, and a mastery of PowerPoint, to develop a different customized comedy show for each client. He was aptly named the #1 corporate comedian by CBS BNET in 2010.
McMillan is also known for his popular YouTube hits: “Life After Death by PowerPoint” and “Live from My Cubicle.” “Life After Death by PowerPoint” is used in classes, training courses, and seminars around the world as an effective and funny tool that teaches students how to present more effectively in PowerPoint. It is even part of the curriculum at many schools and universities.
In addition to Don’s extensive work in television commercials and series, he also regularly makes appearances on television and has been seen on “The Tonight Show” on NBC, CNN’s “The Larry King Show,” MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Hour,” and A&E’s “Evening at the Improv.” Nowadays, you can also catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the “Improvisation” to “Catch-A-Rising Star” across the country.