Christopher C. Capossela

Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Business at Microsoft Corporation

Christopher C. Capossela

Christopher C. Capossela

Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Business at Microsoft Corporation

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Chris Capossela is Microsoft’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president of the worldwide Consumer Business. As the chief marketing officer, Capossela runs marketing across both the consumer and commercial businesses, which includes product marketing for all Microsoft services and products, brand, advertising, communications and research.

As leader of the Consumer Business organization, he oversees the Consumer and Device Sales team, Microsoft Advertising sales and Microsoft Stores. These teams are collectively responsible for driving revenue, growth and share across the consumer businesses.

Capossela joined Microsoft in 1991 as a marketing manager for the Windows Seminar Team, and in his more than 25 years at Microsoft, Capossela has held a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, prior to taking on his role as CMO, he served as the worldwide leader of the Consumer Channels Group, responsible for sales and marketing activities with OEM, operator and retail partners. During this time, he oversaw the creation of new business opportunities with partners to deliver new consumer experiences through Windows, Office, Xbox and others.

Previously, he served in the Microsoft Office Division and was responsible for marketing the company’s productivity solutions including Microsoft Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Project and Visio.

Capossela holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Harvard University. Originally from Boston, his interest in technology began when, as a boy, he wrote a reservation system for his family’s small Italian restaurant using dBase for DOS on an early IBM PC. Capossela lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters. He is passionate about Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more, and currently serves as a board member for Worldreader, a non-profit dedicated to improving lives by bringing digital books to underserved children and families across the globe.

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Birthday

1970

Age

50

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Co-Founder at Worldreader

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Former Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation

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Managing Director & Co-Founder at Worldreader

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President at Microsoft Corporation

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Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft Corporation

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General Manager of Employee Services at Microsoft Corporation

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Head, European Union Government Affairs at Microsoft Corporation

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Assistant General Counsel & Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs for Asia Pacific & Japan at Microsoft Corporation

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Managing Director & Co-Founder, '87 at Sterling Partners, Inc.

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Former Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft Corporation

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Christopher C. Capossela
Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Business at Microsoft Corporation
Education
Bachelor's in Computer Science & Economics

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Career History
Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Business
1991 - Current

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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$1,000 +
2009

Hopelink serves as a homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. The firm programs and services focuses on nine categories of assistance: adult education, emergency financial help, employment services, energy assistance, family development, financial literacy, food assistance, housing and transportation. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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2008

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