Monday, August 27, 2007

WIL&T FEATURE PROFILE Margo Day - Microsoft


As promised we are starting a weekly feature to highlight amazing women leaders. Our first, Margo Day, was a panelist at the WIL&T session at WPC in Denver. Talk about unpretentious and thoughtful. Even in a meeting months before meeting her in person it was obvious how sincere and passionate she is about helping women advance by looking for avenues that will produce gains not just here in North America but on a global basis. She has some solid ideas and I hope she will continue to work with the WILT IAMCP committee to advance these efforts. I am proud to have met Margo and those she has mentored and will mentor will undoubtedly come to understand what an easy going and brilliant individual she is. Her is a perfect example of "working your way" to the top.

Here is our first WIL&T Woman of the Week:


Margo L. Day
Regional Vice President, U.S. SMS&P Group
Microsoft Corporation

Margo Day is the Vice President for Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners in the West Region for Microsoft Corporation. Margo is responsible for the marketing and sale of Microsoft products and services to small and medium-sized business customers in the Western United States. In addition, she is responsible for ensuring the overall health of the Microsoft partner ecosystem, as well as deepening the managed partner relationships, in the region.

Margo recently served as vice president of the U.S. Partner Group, where she was responsible for developing the U.S. partner strategy, management, and program execution for over 200,000 partners, including System Integrators, ISVs, the reseller channel (VARs, Direct Marketers, Outbound, Distributors), System Builders, Learning Solutions partners and Small Business Specialists.

Margo joined Microsoft in 2001. Prior to that, she was the Executive Vice President of Strategy and General Manager of North America at SoftQuad Software, Ltd., a company engaged in XML ebusiness solutions. Preceding that, she was Vice President and Managing Director of Go2Net, where she was responsible for the HyperMart Business Unit, a leading small business e-commerce solutions-hosting community with more than one million members. Before moving to Go2Net, Margo spent seven years at Lotus Development Corporation, where she held increasingly senior roles, including Senior Director for North American SMB Sales and Field Marketing, Director of Enterprise Sales, and Director of U.S. Business Partner Sales. Her experience also includes three years at Microrim as Director of Channel Sales and four years as General Manager of a Software City franchise. Margo brings more than 22 years of technology management expertise in business development, partnership development, sales and marketing.

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