Updated: July 11, 2013
Terry Myerson is executive vice president of the Operating Systems group with responsibility for the strategy and development of operating systems. Myerson and his team are responsible for building the software platform and experiences that are showcased in Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox devices worldwide.
Prior to leading the Operating Systems group, Myerson led the Windows Phone Division. Since launching in 2010, Windows Phone has won multiple industry awards for design and innovation, including awards for the best smartphone OS and highest in customer satisfaction by PC Magazine. Previously, Myerson led the Exchange team for eight years, during which time it became the world's most popular business communications system.
At age 21, Myerson founded Intersé Corp., one of the first Web software companies. Intersé software helped customers analyze their website activity in order to make better business decisions. Myerson joined Microsoft when the company acquired Intersé in 1997.
Myerson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University. He lives in Washington state with his wife and three children.