Stefanie Schlecht:
Stefanie is an experienced marketing professional with more than 14 years of experience in the software and financial industries. Her experience includes positions at Washington Mutual, Peoples Bank and Microsoft Corporation.

Stefanie spent 11 years at Microsoft where her career included selling software solutions to Microsoft Solution Providers, developing business-to-business and consumer marketing strategies and designing sales communication materials and annual events for advertisers and creative agencies.

Most recently, Stefanie was a Group Manager with Microsoft Corporation. In this role, she was responsible for developing consumer marketing strategies and overseeing end-to-end campaign execution and management for, including the homepage, MSN Money, MSN Autos, Fox Sports on MSN and other top tier MSN sites.

Prior to this role, Stefanie worked in a number of different groups across Microsoft, including 5 years focused on building the MSN brand awareness with Fortune 500 advertisers and their respective agencies. Stefanie also spent time selling products like Windows NT Server and Internet Explorer to competitive resellers.

Earlier in her career, Stefanie held positions at Washington Mutual and Peoples Bank as a Financial Services representative and Marketing professional. Her combined experience has enabled Stefanie to become a valuable asset to any organization looking for a strategic and efficient team partner.

Stefanie holds a B.A in Marketing and Business Administration from Western Washington University. She lives in Sammamish, Washington and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

Parul Shah:
Parul is passionate about the technology space and over the last 10 years, she has held a range of PR and marketing positions for startups like and, and most recently, for Microsoft Corporation.

During her six years at Microsoft, Parul launched several consumer-facing products including MSN 8, Microsoft Office OneNote, Microsoft Office Outlook Live and Windows Live Family Safety. Her experience includes everything from product management and planning to developing results-driven go to market strategies.

Most recently, Parul was the group manager for where she drove marketing strategy and campaign execution for the MSN homepage and portal properties including Sports, News, Travel, Lifestyle and Health and Fitness.

Prior to entering the consumer technology space, Parul spent several years in the television broadcasting business first producing programming and then moving into sales and management.

She holds an M.A. in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Bellevue, Washington with her husband and two children.

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