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Michele Gartner

Passionate for People, Numbers, and Process


Highly versatile leader with a history of successfully managing complex engineering programs, people development, marketing initiatives, and translating Engineering-speak to English, while maintaining a reputation for results orientation and developing a great place to work environment.

Work experience


Business Operations Manager, Data Center Group, Intel

Data Center Solutions Group

Leads an operations team in a startup environment to execute to financial targets ($75M), develop and implement business process improvements, and manage the org health programs for the division, including:

  • Improved management of financial planning and actuals by implementing dashboards and processes for accountability and data integrity.
  • Re-vamped and managed the Technical Leadership Pipeline to better meet the training, process, and committee vetting needs for the organization.
  • Created and executed on a comprehensive People Plan to drive an 11% improvement during 1st quarter.

Business Operations Manager, Internet of Things, Intel

Strategy and Solutions Engineering Division

Led operations for Vice-President and General Manager in a newly-formed division of the Internet of Things group, including: 

  • Created and implemented new business processes, such as balanced budget and prioritization, program operations reviews, roadmap decision meetings, and organizational structures.
  • Hit $57M target, delivering spending within 1% of target. 
  • Acted as Chief of Staff to drive annual Plan process with 7 General Managers by identifying initial business priorities as a staff to develop budget proposal of $57M, 206 HC, and 10 business initiatives.
  • IOTG Oregon Site Lead and Site Sponsor, hosting senior leadership and driving the IOTG site strategy with Corporate Services. Planned and executed site restructure, impacting 4 business units and 150 employees with conflicting needs.
  • Ensured smooth site shutdown that met business milestones and provided a transition for impacted employees.

Engineering Operations Manager, Internet of Things, Intel

Application Ready Platforms Division

Managed overall business operations for Engineering and Marketing teams, including: budget, hiring, key forums, Oregon site strategy for IOTG, and facilitation of cross-company tiger teams to drive resolution to technical problems. 

  • Managed $15M budget to target for cross-group engineering programs (hardware and software development).
  • Staffed a 30 person team in less than a quarter, including diverse employees.
  • Leveraged product ownership background to prioritize, drive, and optimize engineering reviews, including topics such as hardware and software development, external certifications (e.g., cellular).

Engineering Operations Manager, Business Client Platforms, Intel

Managed $10M budget, including Capital and headcount. Worked with Engineering, Marketing, and Strategy to build and maintain roadmaps. 


Product Owner, Business Client Platforms, Intel

Defined and executed product features and roadmap for Intel® Identity Protection Technology with PKI and Multi-Factor Authentication for Business. Interfaced with cross-geo Architecture, Engineering, Marketing, and Strategy groups at Intel and McAfee. Prioritized tasks and sprints for Agile development team to successfully meet platform milestones.

Drove ecosystem development for Intel® Small Business Advantage, and worked closely with internal and external partners to integrate security technologies, such as Intel Anti-Theft Technology, McAfee LiveSafe, and LastPass Password Vault into a small business consumable product.


Social Media Marketing Manager, Business Client Platforms, Intel

Owned the strategy and execution for Business Client's Community, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels to drive user education and technical support for end users and achieved growth as follows: Twitter 1200%, Facebook 200%, Intel vPro Expert Center views 57%. Developed customer communication strategy and led a team to create reference design, platform, and FAQ docs, with over 50,000 downloads; a new record for Intel business programs.


Technical Communicator, Intel IT

Developed and executed communication plans for pilots and POCs, including  support scripts, demos, surveys, and intranet sites for consumption by 80,000+ Intel employees.


Sr. Technical Writer

Microsoft, Visio, Network General, Chevron, INTERSOLV, and CFI ProServices.