Michele is the company's first Chief Commercial Officer, joining the Calian leadership team in November of 2020 to lead our Marketing, Communications and Proposals team. A well-rounded marketing leader, Michele successfully, and pragmatically leads marketing teams through product launches, re-branding, market expansion, organizational change and other strategic projects. P
rior to joining Calian, Michele held senior marketing, sales and operations roles at Microsoft, most recently as Chief of Staff—Modern Workplace Global Sales, where she oversaw sales operations for the global technical sales team. Most of Michele's tenure at Microsoft was focused on partnering with government organizations to utilize technology to accomplish their mission, including progress towards UN sustainable development goals and smart city initiatives. This focus was maintained through her leadership of the global government marketing efforts, and later as Managing Director of Microsoft’s federal government sales practice.
Prior to her time in the US, Michele was a product marketing lead and competitive analyst for Ottawa-based technology start-ups; guiding products from initial design specifications, through development, production and deployment. A graduate of Clarkson University (New York, USA), Michele holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Management & Marketing.