Microsoft, owner of the Xbox, appointed Amy Hood as chief financial officer (CFO) replacing Peter Klein and becoming the first female CFO in the company’s history. Hood is one of four female executives at the company; Windows CFO and chief marketing officer Tami Reller, Windows corporate vice president Julie Larson-Green, and chief people officer Lisa Brummel. Hood joined Microsoft in 2002 overseeing financial strategy and management of $24.1 billion in business including several acquisitions such as Skype for $8.5 billion and Yammer for $1.2 billion.
Hood has played a pivotal role in some of the company’s biggest acquisitions. With a blunt, straight-forward talking style, and extensive experience in investment banking, Hood is an exceptional candidate for the position. Hood will oversee the team responsible for the sales of debt incurred to $16.9 billion according to data compiled by Bloomberg. With more women like Amy Hood taking leadership roles in major tech and gaming companies, it’ll help pave the way for more women in corporate leadership positions for the future.
Hood earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University. Before joining Microsoft, Hood worked at investment firm Goldman Sachs.
Narz is CEO/ Founder at Girl Gamer Vogue and Video Game Columnist at KnickerBocker Ledger.