As the Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft US subsidiary, Valerie Beaulieu is responsible for Microsoft reputation, demand generation, customer acquisition & lifetime value for Microsoft commercial business in the United States. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 people, spanning across account-based marketing, Industry marketing, role-based marketing as well as customer experience including events, social listening & digital engagement, “Martech” management, marketing operations & analytics. Valerie brings an extensive and diverse background in driving customer and partner engagement and enabling impactful customer experiences. During her 20 years at Microsoft, she has held a number of marketing, and sales leadership roles across EMEA, APAC and the US, transforming multi-million dollar organizations as well as incubating new businesses. As the COO & CMO of Microsoft Advertising business, she actively pursued new monetization strategies & lifetime value optimization while delivering world-class engagement with CMOs around the world. Most recently, as the General Manager for Asia-Pacific Partner & Small/Medium Business for Microsoft, she redefined the growth trajectory & ambition across both emerging & developed markets for the region. Valerie is French and moved back to the Seattle area in 2018. She graduated with an English Masters Degree and International Sales Degree.