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Chris Capossela

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer, Chris Capossela leads Microsoft’s worldwide marketing and consumer business. This includes advertising, brand, communications, research as well as Microsoft’s retail stores.

In his more than 20 years at Microsoft, Capossela has held a variety of marketing leadership roles. Previously, Capossela 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.

Most 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 passion for 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.

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