Bothell, Washington , United States
|| February 17, 1962
Nov 28, 2012 01:14am
|Info||Suzan DelBene, corporate vice president of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Corp., oversees all marketing efforts for the division, including for Windows Mobile software for Pocket PCs, Smartphones and Portable Media Centers, and the Windows CE operating system. She works with key industry leaders, including device makers, mobile operators, distributors and retailers, to build the Windows Mobile software ecosystem and convey the benefits and business value of Windows Mobile software. |
DelBene, who returned to Microsoft in February 2004 after having served at the company from 1989 to 1998, brings a deep set of product management, marketing and business development skills to Microsoft's wireless industry efforts.
Most recently, DelBene was chief executive officer and president at Nimble Technology Inc., a Seattle-based business integration technology company. She led the company from the development of its business plan to its initial generation of revenue and finally through the company's acquisition by Actuate Corp. in July 2003. Before joining Nimble Technology, DelBene served as vice president of marketing and store development at drugstore.com inc., an online pharmaceutical company.
In her previous stint at Microsoft, DelBene's roles included director of marketing and business development for the Interactive Media Group, marketing and sales training for Microsoft's Internet properties, and other business development and product management roles with Windows 95 and early versions of the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser software.
DelBene has a master's degree in business from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in biology from Reed College in Portland, Ore. She currently serves on the Reed board of trustees.