Julia leads the marketing team for Microsoft Azure, and is focused on how
Microsoft presents its Applications, Infrastructure, Data and Intelligence
capabilities to customers and partners. In addition to the primary focus on
Azure, the team are also responsible for Microsoft’s hybrid cloud assets;
including SQL Server, Windows Server, Developer tools and management
capabilities. Across this portfolio, Julia is responsible for the value proposition,
global go to market strategy, and industry engagement. She also works in
partnership with engineering leadership to chart the product roadmaps.
Julia joined Microsoft in 2001 as a product manager in the Enterprise Server
team. In 2005, she moved to Microsoft’s US sales organization to run channel
marketing and sales incentives. In 2007, she returned to product leadership,
taking on Exchange Server product marketing. Over the course of the next 8
years, she was instrumental in leading the product’s evolution from an on-
premises server technology to establishing Office 365 as the leader in cloud
Julia has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s in
business administration from Harvard Business School.