Phil Spencer

Head of Microsoft's Xbox at Microsoft Corporation

Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer

Head of Microsoft's Xbox at Microsoft Corporation

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Phil Spencer is executive vice president, Gaming at Microsoft. In this role, Spencer is accountable for leading Microsoft’s gaming business across all devices and services. With his team and game development partners, Spencer continues to push the boundaries of creativity, technical innovation and fun across gaming genres, audiences and devices.

Spencer is both a passionate gamer and seasoned gaming executive serving more than 15 years in the gaming industry leading global business, creative and engineering teams. Spencer has held various roles across Microsoft including Head of Xbox, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Studios, and GM, Microsoft Game Studios EMEA. In these roles, Spencer led the Xbox organization with the launches of Xbox One S and Xbox One X, the acquisition of Minecraft and influenced blockbuster game franchises from “Halo,” “Gears of War,” “Forza Motorsport,” as well as Microsoft Publishing. He’s also led the expansion of cross-platform gaming with Xbox Live, which now counts more than 50 million monthly active users.

Before beginning his career as an intern with Microsoft in 1988, Spencer earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. He currently serves on the board of Entertainment Software Association and of The Paley Center for Media. Spencer has two daughters in college and lives with his wife in the Seattle area.

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Assistant Secretary at Microsoft Corporation

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General Manager-Investor Relations at Microsoft Corporation

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Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft Corporation

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President, Chief Executive & Financial Officer at Xamarin, Inc.

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President, Western Europe at Microsoft Corporation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Paley Center for Media

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Member-Los Angeles Board of Governors at The Paley Center for Media

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Partner at Greylock Partners

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Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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President & Chief Operating Officer at RingCentral, Inc.

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Phil Spencer
Head of Microsoft's Xbox at Microsoft Corporation
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Bachelor's Degree

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Career History
Head of Microsoft's Xbox
2003 - Current

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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