Chief Technology Officer
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Product/technology and business leader with broad experience in the enterprise space. I have worked on products, product strategy, definition and planning, engineering, organization and business development. Most of my career has been about innovation, driving change, and creating value. Always taking a full view of the business, technology, product, team and customers. Advisor to companies at all scales, angel investor, advisor and mentor to startup CEOs and enterprise company executives. Deep operational experience in enterprise software. Highly passionate and energetic organization leader - especially in times of change and great ambiguity; thriving when crafting and pursuing a meaningful vision, working with a great team, and leading an organization to build great products that impact people and organizations.Hired to SAP to help it capitalize on the opportunity of the changing enterprise landscape - digitization of the workplace, assets and businesses. First role as CTO to drive platform direction and execution, and then asked to formulate company-wide strategy and work across strategy, partnerships, corporate development for build/buy/partner plan. At Microsoft I was the executive behind one of Microsoft’s unwavering success stories – the SQL Server product and the broader data platform work – Business Intelligence, Big Data products and the cloud data platform work in Azure. During my leadership, SQL Server was a multi-billion-dollar business delivering double-digit growth and the leader in the market. People are the greatest asset of any organization, and as a leader, I believe in investing deeply in team building, coaching and mentoring.