2012-2013 Season

DEC Young Leader Series
*Exclusively for DEC Young Leader Members*

 John  Fikany

John Fikany
Vice President
Microsoft Corporation

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  • Meeting Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Microsoft Office & Technology Center


Speaker Biography

John Fikany   
John Fikany is the Microsoft enterprise executive leader for the Heartland Area. In this role, he leads a diverse team of sales, technical, marketing and services professionals supporting all commercial sector enterprise industry accounts in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In addition, he is the Executive Sponsor for multiple national strategic initiatives.

With over 24 years of sales and industry leadership, Fikany served as Vice President of Microsoft’s $6.2B U.S. Commercial Sectors Industry practice responsible for driving industry strategy, sales, services, partner and marketing execution for 19 verticals. This organization serviced over 3,600 national commercial customers, in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Distribution and Professional Services Sectors. He served on the North American Enterprise Product Group Leadership Team, the US Enterprise Leadership Team, as well as an acting Partner in the company.

Prior to this role, Fikany was the Vice President responsible for building out the U.S. Manufacturing Industry Sector for Microsoft, including Automotive and Industrial Equipment, High-Tech Manufacturing, CPG, and Oil and Gas that supported 1,100 strategic national enterprise customers and over 1.2 billion in revenue. Prior to this role, he began his career at Microsoft developing the US Automotive and Industrial Equipment vertical

Additionally, Fikany has spent 10 years in the Unisys marketplace and eight years at Oracle Corporation where he served as a Vice President, responsible for marketing, product and application sales, consulting, education and support services.

As a native Detroiter, Fikany is dedicated to his hometown. He is passionately engaged in many charity and community organizations. He is an active Board member of the Detroit Economic Club, Focus: HOPE, Detroit Regional Chamber, and the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University, and resides with his family in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.