At Microsoft, we share a passion for technology and what it can do for people. This passion takes different forms: writing code, conducting research, or working in sales, services, or operations. It's a shared passion for innovation, exploration, and creativity, and a belief in the value of software and the difference it can make in people's lives
I lead the financial planning and analysis for Sales and Customer Support applications. Financial Analysis is not only about the numbers that make Microsoft run, but also about how to use that information to drive the business to greater efficiency and new opportunities. Evaluating a business unit by its numbers - from revenue and performance metrics to expenses and head count - and building an action plan from that information is a key role for the financial planning experts at Microsoft. Comprising financial analysts, controllers, and accountants, this division is directly responsible for the financial health of Microsoft through skills like budgeting, modeling, and sizing up how our products and applications are doing compared to our competitors'. Financial Analysis professionals collectively take the pulse of Microsoft's daily operations and how the company is moving ahead. Their input into vital issues such as business opportunities, expense controls, head-count management, return on investment, and pricing versus cost recovery determines the company's overall direction.
Microsoft 2004 - Present Sr. Finance Manager, Current role: Financial Planning and Analysis Lead for Sales and Customer Support applications.
-Master of Public Administration / Seattle University, School of Public Policy, 2000
-BS, Psychology / Public Relations / Radford University, 1997
-Six Sigma Black Belt Certification / GE CAPITAL, 2002
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
Microsoft Redmond Campus. Meetings will be held on the 2nd or 3rd Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Please note, firm commitment to 100% attendance is a prerequisite of membership. Meeting Months: Nov / Dec / Feb / Mar / Apr / May