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Rich Reynolds, Microsoft Philanthropies Strategy and International Field Lead

Rich Reynolds personal philosophy is to “Inspire Positive Impact”.  That philosophy translates to driving business results at work and helping his teams be successful; it translates to his personal life and the organizations he works with; and importantly to helping his family and friends.  He is a student of business and life, always learning.

From a business perspective, Rich has most recently held the position of General Manager for the Modern Workplace Business Group within the Microsoft US subsidiary.  In this role he was responsible for the business strategy, sales and marketing programs to drive the results for Modern Workplace solutions (Microsoft 365 and Office 365).

Rich has been with Microsoft since 1990, he has lead business and strategy for several Billion $ businesses at Microsoft in the US, Canada and the UK. This includes leading Marketing and Strategy for the Modern Workplace business in the US; Leading the Marketing and Strategy for Enterprise Business World Wide; Leading the WW Windows Commercial Marketing organization; Leading the WW Business, Marketing and Operations Organization; and Vice President of Marketing in Canada.

In the last year, Rich made the transition to the Philanthropies organization in Microsoft in order to pursue his passion of helping nonprofit organizations drive greater social impact through the use of technology.  He lead the strategy for Technology for Social Impact Organization (TSI); and most recently transitioned to a role leading the Strategy and International Field for the Microsoft Philanthropies Organization, where is he is currently responsible for leading the strategy and execution of Microsoft’s Philanthropic initiatives around the world.

A native of England, Rich holds a Bachelor of Honors in Marketing from the University of Lancaster, UK; and a post-graduate degree in Direct Marketing from the University of London.  Rich was on the Board of the Canada Marketing Association and is currently a Board member for MAP International.  He has spent 25+ years in Canada and the U.S. Outside of work, Rich enjoys spending time with his family, he has 2 black belts in karate, is a student of Martial Arts including Hapkido and FMA, and relishes in watching rugby and cricket. 

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