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Chris Capossela is Microsoft’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Marketing and Consumer Business. Capossela runs marketing for Microsoft’s 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 team, Capossela 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 our consumer businesses.
In his more than 25 years at Microsoft, Capossela has held a variety of leadership roles. 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.
More recently, 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, Windows Phone, Office and Xbox.
Capossela holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Harvard University. His interest in technology and computing began when, as a boy, he wrote a reservation system for his family’s small Italian restaurant in Boston using dBASE for DOS on an early IBM PC. Originally from Boston, 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 bringing digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives.