Sr. Business Development Manager, Devices & Studios Division
In Devices and Studios we're responsible for the development of consumer hardware devices, games, TV and linear content for Microsoft platforms including Xbox One, Xbox 360, Kinect, Surface, Windows and Windows Phone.
I create and drive 5-year franchise plans for games on Xbox One. To do this I work with our development, marketing, sales, operations and legal teams to ensure we have a great business plan to go with great products. My main roles include planning, partnerships, strategy, procurement and negotiations in a domestic and international capacity.
I've been at Microsoft for over 10 years working on Xbox One, Xbox 360, 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 West Campus in Redmond during the day.
I'll also be at all of SU men's basketball home games. Go Redhawks!