Nikki is a Strategy & Innovation Senior Program Manager in the Office of the CTO at Microsoft. She works with technical founders in Microsoft’s internal incubator to build sustainable business models in new markets. She also runs Social Tech initiatives assessing the impact of technology on business and society. Nikki joined Microsoft’s Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions team in 2019. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nikki spent 7 years as a senior credit research analyst covering Technology, Media, and Telec om across investment grade bonds (Pugh Capital Management) and high yield bonds and leveraged loans (Wells Capital Management, San Francisco), and was an equities trader at Barclays in New York. In her free time she enjoys serving as a board member for a S eattle math education non – profit, Zeno.