Steven Guggenheimer

As corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division at Microsoft Corp., Steve Guggenheimer oversees worldwide sales, marketing and licensing of pre-installed Windows operating systems on mobile and embedded devices, personal computers, and servers produced by OEMs and system builders. In this role, Guggenheimer is also responsible for the pre-installation of Microsoft applications on OEM- and system builder-produced hardware and the relationship between Microsoft and the original device manufacturers that engineer, design and build mobile and embedded devices, personal computers and servers for OEMs, as well as the relationships with device and telecommunication distributors. Previously, Guggenheimer was the general manager of Microsoft's Application Platform and Development Marketing Division. Since joining Microsoft in 1993 as a product manager in the Windows for Workgroups organization, Guggenheimer has worked on and managed a variety of Microsoft products, including Windows 95 and Windows 98; Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0; WebTV; MSN; Microsoft SQL Server; Visual Studio; and BizTalk Server. In addition, Guggenheimer has extensive experience working in the consumer, small-business and enterprise customer segments at Microsoft. Guggenheimer holds a bachelor's degree in applied physics from University of California, Davis, and a master's degree in engineering from Stanford University. Guggenheimer lives in the Seattle area with his wife, son and daughter. In his spare time, Guggenheimer enjoys rugby and basketball along with spending time with his family.