Job Title: Sr. Business Manager
Industry: Software & Entertainment
Mentor Since: Fall 2009
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students
I lead the Business Operations function for 1st part software studios in Windows Experiences and HoloLens. My main roles include financial planning, P&Ls, partnerships (NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory), 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 14 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.
I'll also be at all of SU men's basketball home games. Go Redhawks!