As Microsoft’s general manager of Surface commercial, Ryan Gavin is responsible for making Microsoft devices the best option for businesses, growing Surface share, establishing Surface Hub as the leader in a new category, and driving a fast-growing unit and high gross-margin business. During his 18 years at Microsoft, Gavin has been a proven leader across some of the company’s most important businesses, including competing with Google in communication services, leading Internet Explorer and Edge marketing, and driving the recent launches of Microsoft Rewards and Conversation as a platform. During the last four years, he has been the product marketing leader for Search, Cortana, and Edge. Gavin’s drive for results – coupled with his proven leadership to work alongside engineering and product partners – make him a great fit to take Microsoft’s commercial endeavors to new heights. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Seattle Pacific University.