Microsoft Corporation, General Manager, Search Business Group
As General Manager of the Search Business Group, Brad Goldberg is responsible for product management, product planning, and marketing for Search. This includes current and future versions, and spans all search verticals like Local and Image Search, as well as customer segments including consumer and enterprise. Prior to this role, Brad was the General Manager of the Windows Client Product Management Group where he led product management, launch and planning for the Windows Vista as well as Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and Windows Update Services.
Brad joined Microsoft in 1997 as a Product Manager in the Server and Tools Business Group and managed the launch of Visual C++ 6.0. Following the launch, he led product management for Visual C++, .NET and C#. He then moved to the SQL Server Group where he led business strategy and product marketing for SQL Server. After the launch of SQL Server 2000, he became the Director of Enterprise Strategy, where he managed efforts around sever pricing and licensing, enterprise sales models, solutions marketing, and business planning. Next he became the General Manager of the Server Platform and Enterprise Product Management Group where he managed strategy development, marketing, and sales integration for the entire portfolio of Microsoft’s application platform, including SQL Server, Visual Studio and BizTalk Server.
Before joining Microsoft, Brad worked in management consulting as an Associate at A.T. Kearney in their Chicago and Tokyo offices focusing on strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, and manufacturing operations across the automotive, utility, electronics, and transportation industries. He also worked in Corporate Development for the Coleman Company and as Assistant to the President for Nippon Tectron, a small Japanese custom electronics manufacturer.
Brad has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College. Brad also attended the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language studies to complete his post-graduate work in Japanese language.
When he is not working, Brad enjoys cooking, photography, and outdoor activities.