Seminar Details

Seminar Details


May 19

4:00 pm

A General Overview of Microsoft Treasury - From Investing $65 Billion in Assets to Managing the Associated Risks

George Zinn


Microsoft - Department of Biostatistics

Computational Finance Seminar

As Corporate Vice President and Treasurer, George Zinn is responsible for overseeing Microsoft's corporate assets. He leads a group which manages the company's worldwide financial and corporate risk, investment portfolio, strategic portfolio, foreign exchange, corporate and structured project finance, dilution management, cash and liquidity, customer financing, and credit activities. In addition, Treasury has an important role in a range of initiatives across the spectrum from compensation through acquisitions and IP licensing. Treasury is also an important partner in sales efforts to financial services customers. Zinn is dedicated to minimizing financial risks for Microsoft while optimizing returns. Prior to his tenure at Microsoft, he was a partner in a money-management firm specializing in foreign exchange and commodity trading. He began his career on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Zinn was recently recognized by Treasury & Risk Management Magazine as a Top 40 Finance Professional under 40. Zinn holds an A.B. in Economics and Environmental Studies, with a minor in Romance Languages, from Bowdoin College. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Washington while working at Microsoft.