Author: Gretchen O'Hara
Gretchen O’Hara is a 20+ year tech industry veteran with vast experience in commercial, public sector, and partner sales and marketing across small, medium, and large businesses—including technical evangelism with students, startups, and developers across the world. Currently, Gretchen serves as Vice President of Go-to-Market for the One Commercial Partner Organization at Microsoft, where she is responsible for leading the market strategy and execution with partners, responsible for $20 billion in revenue and 23K partners across the US.
Prior to this role, Gretchen led business and market strategy for the US Developer Experience & Evangelism organization, where she oversaw efforts to build connections with ISVs, startups, developers, students, and IT pros; accelerated third-party application development on Microsoft devices and cloud platforms; led commercial marketing for the US; and built the WW Partner Cloud Strategy for the partner ecosystem—building new channel transformation to support cloud and digital transformation within companies and the industry.
It was electrifying to see the strength of our US Partner community in full force at Microsoft Inspire. I’m still riding a wave of energy and excitement – how great to start the new fiscal year with a week of learning, connecting, and celebrating with you, our partners! Here are my top highlights from the week. 1. Satya Nadella, Microsoft….
With an extensive partner ecosystem around the world, Microsoft strives to be the best organization to help its partners create new opportunities, grow revenue and increase profitability. Dedicating our efforts to help this ecosystem grow and thrive is at the core of our mission, and we’re honored to partner with so many amazing companies that have the same shared vision….
On March 8th, women around the globe rally together for International Women’s Day under the theme #BalanceforBetter with the goal of creating a more gender-balanced world. For me and many of the women I work with in the tech industry, achieving balance and empowerment has come one step at a time. It’s the small daily actions we take that create….
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With hundreds of thousands of partners across the world, we strive to be the best partnering organization, helping you create new business opportunities, grow your business and increase profitability. We are here to help you be the hero in your own success story. Last week, we released our Microsoft State of the Channel numbers that showed we have more than….
Gretchen O’Hara, Vice President, Go-To-Market Strategy, One Commercial Partner Last week, I had the honor to speak at the Annual Ideagen Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit, hosted at the United Nations. The theme of the day was Closing the Gender Gap, based on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Women & Girls. I talked about some of the unique challenges….