As the former Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, Kevin Turner led the company’s global sales, marketing and services organization of 70,000+ employees in more than 190 countries through the transition of Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Satya Nadella all the while serving as COO. Under his leadership, the sales and marketing group delivered more than $91.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2016. Turner oversaw worldwide sales, field marketing, services, support and partner channels as well Microsoft Stores and corporate support functions including information technology, worldwide licensing & pricing and operations. The sales and marketing organization is focused on delivering Microsoft’s family of devices and services to customers and partners all over the world. In his 11 years as CEO, Turner drove a strong track record of results, execution excellence and improved efficiency while also driving the customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction scores to the highest in company history.
Turner spent nearly 20 years at Wal-Mart Stores, where he rose through the ranks and was named the youngest corporate officer ever at Wal-Mart at age 29. He held various leadership positions at Wal-Mart including becoming the Chief Information Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, and as his last assignment he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, a $37 billion division of Wal-Mart Stores.