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  • Title
    EVP and CFO
  • Affiliation
    Microsoft
  • Age
    50
  • 2020 Rank
    17

This year, Microsoft, now valued at more than $2 trillion, added yet another mega-purchase to its software arsenal: Nuance Communications, a voice recognition player it bought for nearly $20 billion. That means that Hood, tasked with leading acquisitions, has been busy as usual. And why wouldn’t she be: She’s also in charge of accounting and reporting, investor relations, and business operations.

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