As GM of Global Business Development and Partnerships in Microsoft Online Services Division (OSD), James McClamroch, Jr. heads and oversees the strategy, development and management of multi-platform product partnerships for the Bing and MSN services around the world. Additionally, McClamroch is responsible for many of Microsoft equity investments, serving on the board at MSNBC.com and Bundle.com, and as a board observer at CareerBuilder.com, LLC.
Over the last decade, McClamroch personally structured and established key foundational partnerships for MSN US business and key alliances in Europe with global companies such as Match.com, Fox Sports, NBC Universal, CareerBuilder, which in aggregate have generated over a billion dollars in revenue. He has spent the last three years managing the global team for product partnerships, a team that consummated over 200 deals in FY10.
Prior to his business development roles, McClamroch served as GM of Sidewalk.com, Microsoft on-line city guide start-up, managing creative, technology, editorial and marketing teams for Chicago and Twin Cities Sidewalk, achieving over 50% local reach in these markets prior to Microsoft divestiture of Sidewalk to Ticketmaster On-Line City Search.
Before joining Microsoft, McClamroch helped found and lead Foote, Cone and Belding interactive media efforts and was instrumental in originating and executing some of the earliest marketing initiatives on the Internet for clients such as S.C. Johnson, Diner Club, Motorola, Kraft, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Illinois Department of Tourism.
McClamroch earned a BA in Political Science from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He resides in a northern suburb of Chicago where he enjoys time with his wife, son and two daughters, cheers on the Chicago Cubs and, whenever possible, skips town to hike the Canadian Rockies.