General Manager, Search Business Group, Microsoft
David Pann is the General Manager for Microsoft's Search Network. David is responsible for network strategy formulation, product planning, product management, marketing and monetization.
David's career in the computer software industry spans over 20 years at various private and publicly held technology companies. Prior to joining Microsoft David was at Yahoo! where he was most recently the Vice President and GM of the North American Search Advertising Marketplace. Prior to joining Yahoo!, David held several senior roles at NetIQ Corporation, a leading provider of comprehensive IT systems and security management solutions. This included a stint as Vice President and General Manager of the VoIP Business Unit, where he was responsible for the division's products, marketing and strategic relationships. He also held the roles of Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Vice President Product Marketing, Management and Business Development. David began his online career at Netscape as the product manager for Netscape's Windows NT web server.
He received his degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Vermont.