As a 20+ year veteran at Microsoft, Mike has served the company in various procurement and outsourcing roles. He currently leads Microsoft Procurement as the company’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), a global organization of 250+ employees across 32 countries, driving over $1B in cost savings annually. Mike is passionate about people, whom he considers any organization’s most important and valued asset. He has traveled extensively worldwide to negotiate deals, deploy contact centers, manage his global organizations, and drive continuous improvement strategies. Mike has achieved significant business results over many years, spanning cost savings, operational efficiency gains, supplier consolidation, compliance, and customer satisfaction wins. Prior to Microsoft, Mike worked in the Aerospace industry in various global business leadership roles. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, with BS in Engineering. Away from the office, Mike enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, and pursuing his personal passions which include boating, fishing, motorcycles, and music.