Job Title: Sr. Project Manager - Business Operations
Mentor Since: Fall 2009
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students
I lead the Business Operations function in an engineering organization for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform in our Cloud + AI division. My main roles include business management, financial planning, budgeting, P&Ls, procurement, contracts and negotiations in a domestic and international capacity.
We believe in what people make possible. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The Windows Experiences & HoloLens team is working to create innovative applications and experiences to highlight the best of Windows and to allow our users to do more and create more.
I've been at Microsoft for 17 years working on HoloLens, Xbox, Windows, Office, Dynamics 365 and incubation projects in engineering, business and marketing roles. Previously, I worked at National Bank of Alaska, Washington Mutual and 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.
I'll also be at all of SU men's basketball home games. Go Redhawks!