Corporate Vice President, Finance and Administration, and Chief Accounting Officer at Microsoft
Brod is responsible for worldwide external financial and management reporting, financial systems, and corporate accounting. In addition to his role as chief accounting officer, Brod is responsible for the Corporate Controller functions, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, and Corporate Services. Previously, Brod served as Corporate Vice President and Controller of The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. At Dow, Brod had a 31 year career that spanned business and financial positions in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Brod serves as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force and a member of its agenda committee; Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board; and the Standards Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is immediate past chairman of the Committee on Corporate Reporting of Financial Executives International and is a member of their Board of Directors. He is a Director of Wolverine Bank, F.S.B, serving as chairman of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Audit and Planning Committees. Brod holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been a recipient of the Sells Award of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Allred Award from the Texas Society of CPAs for professional excellence.