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Aaron Contorer

Chief of Products and Partnerships, Everyone Counts, Inc.

Aaron Contorer is Chief of Products and Partnerships at Everyone Counts, Inc.

Aaron spent 10 years at Microsoft where he was an executive on Windows, MSN, and Visual Studio, building and running product-development teams of up to 200 professionals. He helped lead the conversion of MSN from proprietary to Internet standards, and from his early work on Windows networking he holds several patents in distributed systems and network security. He also served as Bill Gates’s technical assistant. He holds 9 “Ship-It” awards from Microsoft for successful delivery of products to market.

He has also served as CTO of startup companies in the fields of printing, business decision optimization, and high-end Web server infrastructure. He was also one of the creators of the shareware business model.

Aaron has degrees in computer science and psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was one of the original Internet software developers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and conducted research in usability and information delivery for government and scientific clients.

A Chicago native and long-time Seattle resident, Aaron now lives in San Diego where he is involved in community issues as President of Contorer Foundation, Chairman of Equinox Center, board member of Move San Diego, and board member of San Diego Social Venture Partners. In his spare time he enjoys practicing Spanish, German, French, and Italian, and is studying Mandarin Chinese.

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