About us.

We help organizations transform data into real-world intelligence and answer their toughest business questions.

What we do.

We provide powerful software solutions and expert services that empower every individual with actionable intelligence, helping enterprises unleash the full potential of their people and investments. Our analytics and mobility platform delivers high-performance business applications that meet the needs of both business and IT.

Pioneering the Intelligent Enterprise

In 1989, MicroStrategy was founded on the principle that the future belongs to organizations that effectively harness the power of their data. This vision has driven us from day one to deliver world-class software and services that redefine what’s possible and help transform our customers on their journey to becoming the Intelligent Enterprise™.

  • 1993

    MicroStrategy unveiled the industry’s first relational OLAP interface (DSS Agent 2.0)

  • 1995

    MicroStrategy introduced the first true relational OLAP product suite for enterprise-wide decision support applications, enabling business users to conduct relational OLAP analyses directly against a relational warehouse. [DSS Agent 3.0]

  • 1997

    MicroStrategy released the industry’s first maintenance and administration tool. (DSS Administrator)

  • 1998

    Major events included a successful IPO in June and the launch of the industry’s first Information Broadcast Server for distribution, alerting, and notifications. (DSS Broadcaster)

  • 1999

    MicroStrategy launched the world’s first personal intelligence network. (Strategy.com)

  • 2000

    MicroStrategy launched a re-architected version of its core platform on 32-bit, MicroStrategy 7, as well as a write-back transaction solution for users via web, wireless, and voice. (MicroStrategy Transactor)

  • 2002

    MicroStrategy introduced the first technology that combines multi-dimensional OLAP analysis with relational OLAP on 64-bit, accomplished through Intelligent Cubes: MicroStrategy 7i. It also certified the platform to run on Unix, Linux, and Windows, and introduced a web SDK.

  • 2004

    MicroStrategy delivered BI technology to users of Microsoft® Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint®, Excel, and Outlook, significantly expanding accessibility. (MicroStrategy Office)

  • 2005

    MicroStrategy introduced a single unified architecture for reporting, analysis, and monitoring and a web interface that makes BI more approachable for all. OLAP In-memory, a streamlined functionality, scalable architecture, and single metadata are the hallmarks of this milestone. (MicroStrategy 8)

  • 2006

    MicroStrategy introduced a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) engine capable of creating optimized dynamic MDX syntax, giving users efficient access to MDX data sources such as Microsoft Analysis Services and Hyperion Essbase.

  • 2007

    MicroStrategy was the first to integrate its analytics platform with advanced dashboard visualization capabilities. [Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards] MicroStrategy Mobile became the first mobile BI product, letting users receive the same reports on a BlackBerry device and desktop—with no reformatting required.

  • 2009

    MicroStrategy introduced adaptive caching technology called In-memory ROLAP, providing an optimized middle-tier database that responded directly to requests from reports, dashboards, and OLAP analyses. MicroStrategy 9 also introduced new SQL generation optimizations that improved performance for queries involving complex metrics. (MicroStrategy 9)

  • 2010

    MicroStrategy offered interactive reports and dashboards on the Apple iPad and introduced MicroStrategy Mobile Suite, an easy-to-access, no-cost software and services package that allowed companies to try MicroStrategy Mobile.

  • 2011

    MicroStrategy released Transaction Services, allowing organizations to deliver mobile apps that connect to back-end transactional systems and databases. MicroStrategy also unveiled the first cloud-based service to enable rapid, cost-effective development of BI and mobile apps. (MicroStrategy Cloud)

  • 2012

    MicroStrategy delivered enhanced data discovery features in Visual Insight, support for advanced analytics from 'R,' and improved connectivity to Hadoop. MicroStrategy also introduced a new search feature and MicroStrategy System Manager, an enhanced admin tool. (MicroStrategy 9.3)

  • 2014 Q1

    MicroStrategy announced the availability of a scalable, cloud-based, in-memory analytics service designed to deliver high performance on the largest data sets and highest user concurrencies. (MicroStrategy PRIME) MicroStrategy also delivered a set of new mobile offerings for the #1-rated MicroStrategy Mobile App™.

  • 2014 Q2

    MicroStrategy made powerful analytics and mobility available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

  • 2015 Q2

    For the first time, MicroStrategy's analytics platform combined traditional BI functionality with data discovery, mobile analytics, and powerful enterprise security. (MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise)

  • 2015 Q4

    MicroStrategy introduced digital identity and telemetry with Usher, enabling trusted interactions for physical and logical access, communications, and other interactions between people, data, and physical locations.

  • 2016

    MicroStrategy made its MicroStrategy Desktop product free, giving students and young professionals a way to start exploring data sources and building visualizations to help decision-making. (MicroStrategy Desktop)

  • 2017

    MicroStrategy introduced enhancements to its v10 platform, including a data connector SDK, support for intelligent narratives, ML, AI integration, and predictive analytics with R as well as improvements for big data analytics and mobile app development.

  • 2017 Q4

    MicroStrategy 10 innovations, including Dossier and Workstation, represented a leap forward for users to do more with their analytics regardless of technical skill or role and underscored our vision of delivering ‘Intelligence Everywhere.'

Our core values

Engaged

  • We team up with customers, partners, and one another.
  • We show up on time, curious and ready to perform.
  • We contribute each and every moment and take pride in our work.

Precise

  • We define and adhere to comprehensive and thoughtful procedures to meet key business objectives.
  • We continually measure both activity as well as results with objective performance metrics.
  • We propagate excellence and empower people via shared knowledge systems and training materials.

Agile

  • We expect that change is necessary for success and we embrace it.
  • We synchronize our activities with shared systems and schedules.
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of product, process, and self-improvement.

Transparent

  • We share operational intelligence and organizational assignments as broadly as possible in order to promote teamwork, trust, productivity and agility.

Cheerful

  • We balance our intense pursuit of excellence with respect for the individual.
  • We embrace moments of celebration, laughter, and good cheer.
  • We always strive to maintain a happy and harmonious work environment.

Leadership

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Michael J. Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO

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Marge Breya

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

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Steve Holdridge

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Services

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Timothy Lang

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

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Phong Le

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin Norlin

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

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W Ming Shao

Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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Michael J. Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO

Mr. Saylor has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since founding MicroStrategy in November 1989, and has served as President since January 2016, a position he previously held from November 1989 to November 2000 and from January 2005 to October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Saylor was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a venture manager from 1988 to 1989 and by Federal Group, Inc. as a consultant from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Saylor received an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an S.B. in Science, Technology and Society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Saylor is the bestselling author of the book The Mobile Wave.

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Phong Le

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer

With MicroStrategy since 2015

Mr. Le has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2015, and as Chief Operating Officer since June 2018. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Le served as the Chief Financial Officer of XO Communications, a privately-held telecommunications company, from August 2014 to August 2015. From March 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Le held senior positions at NII Holdings, a NASDAQ-listed telecommunications company, including Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations, and Vice President of Strategic Finance. Prior to that, Mr. Le worked in the consulting practice at Deloitte from 1998 to 2010, where he held various positions, including Senior Manager. Mr. Le holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Timothy Lang

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Lang has served as Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer since November 2014 and was serving as MicroStrategy’s Senior Vice President, Analytics, a position he had held since September 2014. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Lang served as the chief product officer for Talemetry Inc., a leading provider of talent generation SaaS solutions, from September 2010 to September 2014, and as vice president, product for SAP SE from January 2008 to September 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Lang held positions at SAP BusinessObjects and Crystal Decisions. Mr. Lang received a B.Soc.Sci. in Information Management from the University of Melbourne.

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Kevin Norlin

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

With MicroStrategy since 2018

Kevin Norlin is Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales at MicroStrategy. In this role, Mr. Norlin leads the sales organization globally. Before joining MicroStrategy, he was at NCR where he led its Worldwide Financial Services Sales Organization, overseeing a portfolio of $3.2B in revenue and over 550 employees in more than 170 countries. Prior to NCR, Mr. Norlin held sales leadership roles at HP Enterprises, Dell Software, Quest Software, Sun Microsystems, and IBM. Mr. Norlin holds a B.A. from Louisiana State University.

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W Ming Shao

Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel

With MicroStrategy since 2000

W. Ming Shao has served as Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel since December 2014, and has previously served in various senior positions, including Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, and Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, since joining MicroStrategy in February 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Shao was a lawyer practicing at the global law firm Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells US LLP). Mr. Shao received an A.B. in Government from Cornell University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Steve Holdridge

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Services

With MicroStrategy since 2017

Steve leads Worldwide Services for MicroStrategy. Leveraging over 20 years’ experience leading global teams supporting Fortune 500 companies, Steve is responsible for services strategy and execution across Customer Success, Consulting, Support, Education and Cloud delivered by a worldwide team of over 850+ services professionals. Known for his obsession with services innovation to drive customer results in the enterprise software industry, his leadership experience spans strategy and technology services, implementation disciplines, and business leadership for consulting and software firms including Infor, Oracle and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Currently serving on the global Executive Advisory board for the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), Steve started his career leading development, support and services at BIS Solutions after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

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Marge Breya

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

With MicroStrategy since 2018

Marge Breya serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at MicroStrategy. Ms. Breya’s experience as a software industry Chief Operating Officer (COO), General Manager (GM), and CMO—as well as board veteran—spans over 25 years at some of the world’s best-known software companies. She previously served as COO at Ionic Security, a privately-held provider of data protection and control software. Before moving to Ionic Security, Ms. Breya was Executive Vice President and CMO at Informatica Corporation. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Marketing Services at HP, Executive Vice President and GM of Solutions Management of SAP, GM/CMO of Business Objects, CMO/Chief Strategy Officer of BEA Systems, and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sun Microsystems. Ms. Breya has also served on the boards of public companies including LSC Communications, Jive Software, and Document Sciences Corporation. She holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Oregon.

Careers

Smart people, amazing products, and innovative ideas are what make MicroStrategy a fun, exciting place to work. If you’re passionate about great technology and want to help organizations get the most out of their data, we would love to meet you. Check out our careers page to search our current openings and learn more about the perks of being a MicroStrategist.

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