CFO, Microsoft Federal
Diane Nguyen joined as CFO of Microsoft Federal in the middle of the pandemic and at a critical time of digital transformation for its customers. Her initial focus was building out the finance team.
The majority of the team onboarded within eight months, and many came from a long history of government contracting experience. The team also includes key legacy Microsoft team members to strike the right balance between depth of experience in doing business with the federal government, and critical knowledge of Microsoft’s technology, products and services.
“There is a strong bond and a true sense of camaraderie as this team has come together on our Microsoft Federal journey,” Nguyen said. “We are also very fortunate to be supported by the MSUS and corporate world class finance teams.”
While building out the team, new systems and tools were implemented and processes developed to support the federal business in a collaborative environment outside the Microsoft corporate infrastructure, all while maintaining the continuity of the well-established Microsoft Federal business and meeting high-growth expectations in fiscal year 2021.
In addition to a successful launch of the Microsoft Federal environment, the team also partnered with the business team as it shifted its approach to the market to bring all of the latest innovations in cloud services and artificial intelligence in Microsoft to focus on supporting customers’ missions.
During 2022, Nguyen and her team will make the transition back to a hybrid work model by leveraging the innovation and technology available in Microsoft to ensure a smooth transition, maximize productivity and maintain an inclusive working environment.
Another key initiative in 2022 is continuing to integrate Microsoft Federal into the newly formed strategic missions and technologies team effective as of October. The new SMT organization includes Microsoft Federal, Azure Space, telco and quantum and is designed to accelerate Microsoft’s key emerging businesses.
Nyguyen looks forward to contributing to the success of federal customer missions and helping them accelerate their digital transformations.