Merrie Williamson is the Vice President of Azure Apps & Infrastructure in Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business group. She is responsible for Microsoft’s global commercial sales, strategy, and execution for the core multi-billion-dollar Azure business.
Merrie joined Microsoft in 2019 as an executive leader with deep roots in building cloud technologies and driving global cultural transformation. With a model of extreme empathy, her global team is energized to guide, learn, and adapt with customers during this exciting moment when all companies are becoming digital.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Merrie worked in the technology sector for over 20 years. With a background in Manufacturing Engineering, she is fervent about finding solutions for the under-representation of women and underrepresented people in STEM and sales.
Merrie is also passionate about service and community. She has served on two non-profit boards in the Seattle area, starting in the early 2000s with Seattle MESA and the board of the Seattle YMCA. Merrie shares her community service mindset with her husband Derek, who has served for over 25 years in the Seattle Fire Department and is currently an Assistant Chief. Her life is shared by her wonderful children Evan and Sophie. Merrie is a voracious reader, amateur soccer coach and player, and unsuccessful gardener.