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Dave O’Hara is the corporate vice president and chief financial officer for the Commercial Finance group at Microsoft. He and his team are responsible for financial management of the Microsoft commercial business including investments, acquisitions, budgeting/forecasting and data center operations for the commercial field and engineering groups.
His prior roles in Microsoft include chief financial officer for the Applications and Services Group as well as the Cloud and Enterprise Group, chief operating officer for Microsoft Advertising, managing director of corporate development for the Platform and Services Division, and vice president of business development at Microsoft Business Solutions, where he also managed the international sales team.
Prior to joining Microsoft, O’Hara was vice president of mergers and acquisitions and international vice president for Great Plains Software. Before joining Great Plains, O’Hara was president of ICONtrol Inc., a development partner acquired by Great Plains in 1998.
Before joining ICONtrol Inc., he served as commissioner of economic development for the State of South Dakota. O’Hara holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from the University of South Dakota.
One of fourteen children, O’Hara is married with two boys.