Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Patrick Boyer

Director, Risk Management
Microsoft Corporation

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Company Description

Microsoft Corp. develops and markets software, services and hardware that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience and enhanced value to people's lives. The company's products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. It also designs and sells hardware devices including surface rt and surface pro, the xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, kinect for xbox 360, xbox 360 accessories, and microsoft pc accessories. The company operates its business through two segments: Devices and Consumer and Commercial. The Devices and Consumer segments develop, market, and support products and services designed to entertain and connect people, increase personal productivity, help people simplify tasks and make more informed decisions online, and help advertisers connect with audiences. Its Devices and Consumer segments are: D&C licensing comprise of windows, including all original equipment manufacturer licensing and other non-volume licensing and academic volume licensing of the windows operating system and related software; non-volume licensing of microsoft office, comprising the core office product set, for consumers; windows phone, including related patent licensing; and certain other patent licensing revenue; D&C hardware comprise of xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, second-party and third-party video game royalties, and xbox live subscriptions; surface; and microsoft pc accessories; and D&C other, comprise of resale, including windows store, xbox live transactions, and windows phone store; search advertising; display advertising; subscription, comprising office 365 home and office 365 personal; studios, comprising first-party video games; its retail stores; and certain other consumer products and services not included in the categories above. The Commercial segments develop, market, and support software and services designed to increase individual, team, and organizational productivity and efficiency, including simplifying everyday tasks through seamless operations across the user's hardware and software. Its Commercial segments are: Commercial licensing comprise of server products, including windows server, microsoft sql server, visual studio, and system center; windows embedded; volume licensing of the windows operating system, excluding academic; microsoft office for business, including office, exchange, sharepoint, and lync; client access licenses, which provide access rights to certain server products; microsoft dynamics business solutions, excluding dynamics crm online; and skype; and Commercial Other comprise of enterprise services, including premier support services and microsoft consulting services; cloud services, comprising office 365, excluding office 365 home and office 365 personal, other microsoft office online offerings, dynamics crm online, and microsoft azure; and certain other commercial products and online services not included in the categories above. Microsoft was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA

Job Description

Direct risk analysis for Microsoft’s Treasury Department developing risk financing solutions; including quantitative modeling and analysis, risk pricing and structure of risk financing solutions leveraging Microsoft’s Consolidated Balance Sheet, Captive Insurance solutions and traditional risk financing markets.

Employment History

19 years of experience at Microsoft in Corporate Accounting, Treasury Risk Management, and Corporate Finance. Prior experience in accounting at Nordstrom and retail management at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Education

Undergrad in 1995 and MSF in 2003, both at Seattle U.

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Mentee's are expected to drive scheduling of meetings and proactively communicate periodically.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Lunch or afternoons on campus at Microsoft in Redmond