This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Marcus Schmidt, International Business and Technology Authority, Senior Marketing Manager and Community Manager, Windows Business Group.
This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Marcus Schmidt.
As a senior marketing manager and community manager in the Windows Business Group, Marcus is responsible for building a vibrant consumer community around some of the world's most widely used products - Windows & Windows Live. Every day he sees, hears and learns how MS customers use these products in their daily lives. The best part of his job is sharing and showcasing the contributions of the community to the world through MS corporate websites, e-mail newsletters, Facebook and Twitter.
Marcus has been at Microsoft for nearly twelve years, in various marketing and product management roles across a wide range of products and services. While currently working with consumers, his previous roles focused on business customers, both large and small. Prior to Microsoft, he worked in a small startup software company for five years building Manufacturing and Human Resources software.
A native of South Dakota, Schmidt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the South Dakota State University (SDSU), as well as his Master of Science degree in Industrial Management.
To listen to the interview, click on this MP3 file link