Ozzie has over 25-years career experience with both Fortune 100 companies and early stage venture-backed companies. Ozzie is currently US Azure Sales Development Lead for Microsoft. He has amassed his senior executive experience across the Mobile & Wireless, Fortune500, Service Provider, Government, Smart Grid, Big Data Analytics and Security industries. He coaches and mentors early stage startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital, working professionals and military veterans on business, career, and transition strategies. Prior to joining Fortune 100 corporations, Ozzie spent time in the defense and aerospace industry, including 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps specializing in avionics and airborne communications.
Ozzie has an MBA from Willamette University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University. He and his wife reside in Chicago.
“Upon seeing how CHAT advocates and positively impacts communications struggles that I see my own family struggle with AND hearing of the Justice, Equity and Inclusion aspect of their mission, I was convinced that this organization is where I wanted to be and help make an impact through my own efforts.”