As CVP of Brand, Advertising and Research, Kathleen Hall is responsible for stewardship and activation of the Microsoft Brand, creating world-class advertising globally, and delivering strategic insights that drive Microsoft's business decisions.
Hall previously led Global Advertising and Media, where she was responsible for worldwide strategy, planning and execution of advertising. She led the consolidation of campaigns across the company, which increased effectiveness, impact and efficiency, and gained credibility for Microsoft, winner of the 2016 Clio Advertiser of the Year Award.
Hall joined Microsoft in 2008 from Fidelity Investments where she served as Senior VP of Advertising and Brand. Prior to Fidelity, Hall worked on the advertising agency side, driving marketing strategy and execution for major global brands.
Kathleen has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including: Advertising Women of New York Changing the Game Award Honoree 2016, 10 Women to Watch at Advertising Week Europe 2014, EMMA-Best Overall Entertainment Marketing Campaign 2006, Financial Portfolio Awards-Gold 2006, Financial Communications Society-Gold 2005, AdWeek Top Spots of 2004.
Hall is an executive sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft and is a member of the Ad Council's Board of Directors. Hall is a proud mom of twins and an avid outdoors woman.