Apple Marketing Manager Mike Murray led the startup marketing activities of Apple Computer's Macintosh product line, reporting directly to Steve Jobs. In the mid-'80s he was involved in mergers and acquisitions and served as president of a computer systems company in Connecticut.
Murray joined Microsoft in 1989 to manage that company's networking software business. Within a few years he became Microsoft's first vice president of Human Resources and Administration, a position he held until his departure in 1999. Murray is also cofounder of Unitus, focused on accelerating microfinance programs in developing countries, and of the Crystal Springs Foundation.