As director of product management for the Windows Live business at Microsoft Corp., Dharmesh Mehta is responsible for driving business and product strategy, marketing, business development and evangelism for Windows Live, a suite of free software and services that help people communicate, share and keep their lives in sync.
Dharmesh and his team are chartered with the goal of leading Windows Live as the world’s most engaged community of people across the PC, web and mobile phone. They drive the worldwide business strategy and the Windows Live value proposition including Hotmail, Messenger and Windows Live Essentials. They are also responsible for building lasting partnerships with network operators, PC manufacturers and leading web companies.
Dharmesh has worked at Microsoft since 2005 in a variety of product management and strategy positions. Most recently, he oversaw product management for Windows Live Messenger, the world’s most popular IM service. Prior to that, he drove the strategy behind Microsoft’s entry into the enterprise hosted messaging and collaboration services industry as a part of Microsoft’s Corporate Strategy Group.
Dharmesh has dual Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Finance and a Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Dharmesh lives in Seattle with his wife where they enjoy travel and exploring the outdoors.