Principal and COO
Ms. Giard is an expert in the marketing and sales of software. She has spent her career scaling software businesses with a focus on delivering global go-to-market strategy, positioning, customer offers, technical partner and developer ecosystem enablement, and enterprise selling models. She applies her expertise to help portfolio companies strengthen their market presence and customer engagement.
Prior to joining Tola Capital, Ms. Giard was with Microsoft where she held roles within the Server and Tools business. She established and managed a cross-company team to deliver a unified message and global marketing and business plan to drive premium enterprise IT offerings focused on mission-critical customer needs.
She created marketing and sales campaigns to drive premium developer tools revenue and adoption with enterprise and high-end mid-market customers. Ms. Giard was also responsible for growing the Microsoft development tools partner and developer ecosystem.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Giard held a marketing and community engagement role with an online education startup.