George Zinn is responsible for investing and managing Microsoft’s corporate assets. He leads a group which manages the company’s worldwide financial and corporate risk, investment portfolio, strategic portfolio, foreign exchange, corporate and structured project finance, dilution management, cash and liquidity, customer financing and collection activities. Zinn led Microsoft’s inaugural debt issuance which was awarded AAA credit rating. Additionally, he is a fiduciary for the company’s defined contribution plan. In 2009, George was recognized by Treasury & Risk Management Magazine as of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance. George began his career on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and his previous role at Microsoft was Chief Financial Officer of the Intellectual Property & Licensing Division. Zinn serves on the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) Investment Advisory Board. George holds a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Washington.