MBA Program: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MBA Concentration: Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Corvallis, OR
Undergraduate School and Major: North Carolina State University, Mechanical Engineering
Current Title at Microsoft: Partner Development Manager
How would you describe your role to your mother? My role focuses on helping various business partners to integrate MSFT Azure platform on a large scale.
What was your greatest personal or professional accomplishment?
* Generated more than $1M incremental services revenue for Page Wide Printing division for HP
* Developed remote engineering support model and operations team at HP
* NASA space grant in metal foam structure research
Why did you choose to work at MSFT? Great people, amazing leadership, and lots of fun things to work on
What did you love about the business school you attended? It was the culture of debate, along with its data-driven decision-making and collaborative approach.
What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned so far at MSFT? It is leadership by empathy, in terms of how it is operationalized at work
Which manager or peer has had the biggest impact on you at MSFT and how has he or she made you a better in your role?
Eric Loper, Manager – Eric has not only helped me grow and develop in my current role but also helps with coaching to grow as a person and in my career.
Warren Wilbee, MBA Recruit Manager – Warren gave a great first impression of Microsoft managers and continues to help new MBA hires in our organization by being an invaluable resource for us.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to work for MSFT? Microsoft is a great company to join. Satya has set a great culture for the company that everyone embodies in everyday work.