As corporate vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for the Sales, Marketing and Services Group (SMSG) at Microsoft, Alain Crozier is responsible for supervising the groups financial reporting, planning, analysis and statutory activities worldwide, as well as assessing fiscal performance and setting future targets. SMSG delivers value to customers of all sizes, including small and midmarket businesses, government, education, and the largest enterprise customers in the world.
Crozier heads global SMSG finance efforts that span more than 78 subsidiaries and more than 95 countries. He is a leader in the development of the channel financial strategies and a key contributor in many strategic revenue and business discussions across Microsofts seven business groups. Crozier is known for his leadership in the design and execution of the companys planning and measurement processes worldwide and is essential in the execution of critical Microsoft business system processes.
Crozier has put a high priority on execution of and compliance with critical corporate governance processes. He has built a strong and truly global finance organization by focusing on people development that includes international recruitment and an extensive rotation program.
Before assuming his current position, Crozier was CFO for SMSG, a role he took on in 2002. He joined Microsoft in 1994 as business controller of Microsoft France. He also served as finance and operation director in France, controller for the South Pacific and Americas Region and worldwide controller.
Starting his career as a managing consultant at Peat Marwick in Paris, Crozier later worked for Lesieur (Gruppo Ferruzzi), helping restructure its oil and fat business in France and Southern Europe.
Crozier was born in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in Lyon, France. He graduated from University Claude Bernard with a bachelors degree in mathematics and economics and from the Institut Suprieur de Gestion in Paris with a bachelors degree in management.
Crozier, his wife and twins, Arthur and Alice, live in the Seattle area. Outside work, he spends his time traveling, skiing with his family and collecting art.