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Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Previously General Manager, Global Leader, Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM), Microsoft. The University of Texas at Austin grad.

Previously General Manager, Global Leader, Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM), Microsoft. The University of Texas at Austin grad.

9 vouches

Involved In


Earthbark, Inc
Kodu Care (Kodu, Inc.)
Earthbark, Inc


Earthbark, Inc
Seattle Humane Society
Seattle Symphony Orchestra


Co-Founder, CEO Kodu Care (Kodu, Inc.) January 2015 - present
General Manager, Global Leader, Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM) Microsoft October 2012 - April 2014
Sr. Director, Global Strategy, Small and Medium Business Microsoft July 2011 - October 2012
Founder, Board of Advisors Earthbark, Inc 2008 - July 2012
Board Member Seattle Humane Society November 2009 - July 2011
Director, Global Consumer Marketing Strategy Microsoft November 2008 - July 2011
Director, On Line Services Strategy Microsoft June 2007 - November 2008
Acting General Manager, Business Group Director, Windows Microsoft April 2006 - April 2007
Board Member, Trustee Seattle Symphony Orchestra 2002 - 2007
Director, Windows Marketing Microsoft October 2004 - April 2006
Entrepreneur in Residence Microsoft June 2003 - June 2004
Group Manager, Media & Enterprise, and Business Development Microsoft 2000 - June 2003
Business Development Manager, Portals and Online Services Microsoft 1997 - 2000
Product Manager, Desktop Applications & Operating Systems for Latin America Microsoft 1994 - 1997
Product Manager, Desktop Applications Product Manager Microsoft 1993 - 1994
Marketing Manager, Education Microsoft 1992 - 1993


Harvard Law School Harvard Law Executive Education – Executive Advanced Negotiation (2004)
The University of Texas at Austin B.A. Economics

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Social Impact
  • • Mobile
  • • Local

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Sanjay Puri
They're my advisor  •  Partner, 9Mile Labs. Previously VP, Product Marketing, Edifecs. Kellogg business grad. IIT-BHU undergrad
Thoughtful listener and coachable
Angus Norton
We worked together  •  Chief Product Officer & Senior Vice President, Xero. Previously Vice President & General Manager, Microsoft Corporation.
Mauricio is a very thoughtful leader, with a high balance of EQ and IQ. Rare to find driven, creative people who have this balance. He cares ... deeply about people, ideas, and flying above the fold. I've known him for 15 years and i consider him one of my best friends AND colleagues.
Nina Marini
We worked together  •  Director of Marketing, Microsoft Corporation. Previously Co-Founder & Vice President, Ashesi University Foundation.
Mauricio is amazingly creative, dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic. Above all, he is incredibly smart. Not only in a technical and intelle ... ctual way. Most uniquely, Mauricio is smart in the sense of making connections between things that others don't, combining book smarts with common sense and finding new ways of looking at and solving problems. His energy is infectious. His ideas keep coming. And he has an unflagging entrepreneurial spirit. I can sincerely say that Mauricio is a true joy to work with!
Laura Lucas
They're my advisor  •  CEO, Footvote. Previously Product Management, Yale grad.
Mauricio has been a great advisor in many areas. He is able to quickly grasp complex challenges and weigh possible solutions from a range of ... perspectives. It was quite helpful to be able to work through different ideas and paths with such a smart, experienced person. Mauricio not only provided excellent advice, feedback and suggestions, but was a fantastic, supportive collaborator and I recommend him highly.
Sumit Basu
We worked together  •  Researcher, Microsoft and Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Mauricio is an intensely driven individual, but it also amazingly good at reading/understanding people and persuading them to align on the r ... ight path. I worked him on a small incubation within Microsoft that he was leading; from then on I've been constantly impressed by his ability to develop a strategy, get teams and resources together and get things done.
Brian Strully
We worked together  •  Director, Corporate Strategy, Microsoft. Previously Product Manager, Product Planning & Strategy, Microsoft.
Mauricio has the drive, vision, and experience to turn compelling ideas into successful ventures. He can take an idea, understand it's large ... r potential, and then turn and go deep on how to actually deliver it. Mauricio has the end-to-end abilities one looks for in a founder.
Sumit Basu
We worked together  •  Researcher, Microsoft and Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
I'm a machine learning researcher/inventor and worked with Mauricio in the context of an internal incubation he was leading. Beyond being h ... ighly creative, passionate, and absolutely tenacious in achieving his goals, Mauricio has an incredible ability to lead via guidance and mentoring. Others naturally follow him as he has deep insights into each person's value to the organization and genuinely appreciates/embraces that; he then guides them into aligning that value with the organization's goals to achieve amazing things. Mauricio is an amazing leader and a rare find.
Jerome Stewart
We worked together  •  Mentor, 9Mile Labs and Director of Marketing and Business Strategy, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft.
At his core, and beyond most people - including the super-talented individuals I've been fortunate to work with - Mauricio is a creative thi ... nker and visionary. His ability to think big and bold combined with his rich experience help position him for ongoing success as an entrepreneur.
Damon Danieli
They're my friends  •  Founder/CEO, Appuri, Inc.. Previously Founder/CTO, Z2Live. University of Washington grad. University of Washington grad.
Mauricio has some big ideas but is still grounded. I'd like to see him find a cofounder to bring a company into fruition.