Nicole Dezen - Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program
Nicole Dezen
Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions

Nicole Dezen serves as Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions (GPS) at Microsoft. She leads the commercial partner business and is responsible for building and selling Microsoft Cloud applications, services and devices with partners. She collaborates with a broad set of commercial partners including Advisory partners, device partners, Global System Integrators (GSIs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and services partners to drive digital transformation, scale, business growth and profitability with partners.

Nicole believes in empowering people to drive growth. She works to help partners unlock the virtually limitless power of the Microsoft Cloud to provide solutions that create new value for customers.

Prior to leading GPS, Nicole led the Microsoft Device Partner Sales organization, where she successfully drove business growth and innovation across the device ecosystem by developing strategies with the most innovative original device and equipment manufacturers, silicon partners, along with resellers and distributors. Under her leadership, the team delivered opportunity and growth across Microsoft’s device and edge partner ecosystem spanning Windows PCs, IOT, Collaboration devices, Servers and Mixed Reality.

With more than 25 years of sales experience in tech, Nicole’s innate curiosity has led her from several years in telecommunications, to leading tech start-ups as CEO, to driving Microsoft’s multi-billion-dollar commercial partner business today. Nicole joined Microsoft in 2007 and served in multiple roles in the US, Asia and EMEA.

Nicole is a proud Los Angeleno living in the Pacific Northwest. In her personal time, Nicole is a foodie, and loves cooking family recipes, or crushing a Peloton ride. She loves to travel and experience the local culture and food in the cities and countries she visits. 

Feb 28,2024

2024 Microsoft Partner events

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Microsoft Inspire
Jul 18,2023

Fueling partner growth and profitability in the era of AI

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Microsoft Inspire
Jun 27,2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards winners and finalists

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May 18,2023

Scaling accessibility through partnership and a shared approach

Jan 31,2023

Congratulations to the Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Hackathon 2022 winners

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Business leadership
Jan 05,2023

Investing in partner success for 2023

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Sep 15,2022

Microsoft ecosystem value: new data reveals partner paths to profitability and growth

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Programmatic changes
Aug 29,2022

New licensing benefits make bringing workloads and licenses to partners’ clouds easier