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Bob De Haven

Bob De Haven is general manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Communications and Media sector. In this role, Bob is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the Communications and Media sector, partner strategy, strategic investments, field readiness and engagement, and integration with business groups within Microsoft. He is also focused on standards body engagement, marketing programs, and executive sales support.

Prior to his current role, Bob held several positions within the Communications and Media sector, most recently leading sales, marketing and business operations in the United States.

Bob has 25 years of sales and management experience ranging from creating and developing a sales-force and business plan for a successful healthcare “start-up,” to running large hardware and software sales teams calling on Fortune 20 accounts.  His expansive background of individual contributor roles, direct and second-line sales leadership, and channel development with partners and systems integrators also includes running a successful sales team calling on one of the largest media & entertainment properties in Content Development & Distribution (AOL-Time Warner).  Bob and his teams have won numerous awards including the FY2006 Communications Sector Worldwide Leader of the Year.