Jay Girotto (TOR)

Jay Girotto spent the last several years building the various Live Search products including Live Academic Search and the library and publisher programs for Live Book Search.

He manges a team of 50 people involved in product development, program management, operations, and software testing. His team is responsible for expanding the size of the Live Search beyond what automated crawlers can crawler on the web. This includes various sources of information like academic journals, books, newspapers, magazines, video, images, and deep web databases, and involves managing a budget of approximately $30M per year for product development and content acquisition.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he led the product management group at DemandTec, the provider of pricing and promotion optimization software to retailers and consumer packaged goods companies. Jay also worked at Homestead Technologies, the award-winning provider of web publishing software, and Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm. Born and raised in Iowa, he now lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife and daughters. Jay holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and an A.B. from Harvard University in Government and Economics.

23. May 2007 by readingodysseyauthor
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