Albers School of Business and Economics


Scott Warren

Sr. Business Development Manager, Microsoft Studios
Microsoft Corporation

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Company Description

Microsoft Studios is responsible for pioneering innovative interactive entertainment for Microsoft platforms, including Xbox One, Windows 10, and future platforms. Within Microsoft Studios, this team developed HoloLens and Kinect to profoundly changed the way people interact with technology.

Job Description

I create and drive business plans for projects on HoloLens, Xbox One, Windows 10 and our incubation technologies. My main roles include financial planning, P&Ls, partnerships (NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory), strategy, procurement, contracts and negotiations in a domestic and international capacity.

Employment History

I've been at Microsoft for 12 years working on HoloLens, Xbox, Kinect, Windows, Office and incubation projects in business, marketing and finance roles. Previously, I worked at National Bank of Alaska, Washington Mutual and Sierra-Online/Vivendi/Activision-Blizzard.


MBA and BABA, majoring in Finance, both from Seattle University.

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Here is the agenda I usually follow for undergrads: Dec: Meet and Greet, plan out the next 6 months. Jan: Resume review, start 5 year career plan. Feb: 5 Year career plan review #1. Mar: MS Lunch + Senior Leader meeting. Apr: Business lunch+ career plan review #2. May: Executive Speaker Series or business discussion.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

On or around the SU campus in late afternoons/evenings, or at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond during the day.

Additional Information

I'll also be at all of SU men's basketball home games. Go Redhawks!