Vice President, Marketing One Commercial Partner Microsoft, US
Gretchen is a 20+ year tech industry veteran with vast experience in commercial, public sector and partner sales and marketing across small, medium and large businesses—including technical evangelism with Student, Start-ups and Developers across the world. Currently, Gretchen serves as Vice President of marketing for the One Commercial Partner Organization at Microsoft, where she is responsible for leading the go-to-market strategy and execution with Partners responsible for $20 Billion in revenue and 23K partners across the US.
Prior to this role, Gretchen led business and market strategy for the US Developer Experience & Evangelism organization, where she oversaw efforts to build connections with ISVs, startups, developers, students, and IT pros to accelerating third-party application development on Microsoft devices and cloud platforms, led commercial marketing for the US and built the WW Partner Cloud Strategy for the partner ecosystem building new channel transformation to support cloud & digital transformation within companies and the Industry.
The combination of working with top CIO & CMO’s in the Industry and her deep passion for students, start-ups and STEM based initiatives has led to her working across corporate America to drive awareness, programs, opportunity and actions to close the digital divide with women in technology. Before joining Microsoft in 2005, Gretchen was a founder for an Open Source Start-Up SaaS Company and Vice President Sales & Marketing for global ISV delivering web services to Fortune 500 customers. Her depth of experience across startups and large enterprise gives Gretchen a unique perspective to help emerging companies connect to commercial partners and engage more deeply with Microsoft. Gretchen holds an executive management certificate with University of Washington, Cal-Tech, Wharton Business School and London Business School, in addition to her business degree at the University of Washington. Gretchen lives with her husband and three children in Seattle, WA.