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Kerry Olin

Kerry Olin is general manager, University and Central Talent Acquisition at Microsoft. In this role, he is responsible for worldwide university recruiting and for building Microsoft’s global sourcing model for strategic professional talent, enabling the company to hire “from anywhere for anywhere.”  Kerry began his career in product management at Procter & Gamble and transitioned to HR several years later, serving as HR leader for P&G’s worldwide marketing organization, as well as for the company’s Internet ventures and corporate business development units.  He then spent several years in a technology and intellectual property consulting partnership before returning to HR.  Kerry joined Microsoft in 2004 as an HR leader in Microsoft’s Server & Tools business group and assumed responsibility for college and intern recruiting in 2006.  He was appointed to his current role in 2008.  Outside of work Kerry serves on several non-profit boards and spends his time trying to keep up with his family and stay somewhat competitive with his son in golf.