As Vice President and Treasurer at Google, Brent is responsible for treasury and risk management activities. He joined Google early in 2007 after 14 years at Microsoft. His most recent role there was as Corporate Vice President and Divisional CFO for Microsoft’s Platforms and Services Division, which encompassed the Windows, Server and MSN business groups. He was also Microsoft’s Treasurer from 2000-2004. Brent has received numerous awards and commendations for his leadership at Microsoft, including a 2003 Alexander Hamilton award for Overall Treasury Excellence. Previously, Brent worked at Walt Disney, with financial responsibility for Walt Disney Records, and in various treasury and financial capacities at Procter & Gamble. Aside from his many other memberships and advisory roles, Brent served on Washington State's Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors from 2001-2006. Brent received a BS in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA in finance from the Kenan Flagler school at UNC. Brent is also a CPA. He was honored with the Distinguished MBA Alumni Award from Kenan Flagler in 2004 and cited as a top alumnus in the Wall Street Journal and Princeton Review. In June 2009 he was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury and Risk Magazine.