University of Southern California

Taylor L. Hawes
Intellectual Property and Licensing Group at Microsoft

Taylor Hawes is the CFO of the Intellectual Property and Licensing Group at Microsoft. 

As CFO, Taylor is focused on the core finance functions and management of Microsoft’s substantial investments in numerous private equity partnerships.  As an 18-year veteran, he led the global outsourcing of the international finance function across 91 countries, was the assistant corporate controller, designed and implemented Microsoft’s financial and management reporting systems, and led the creation of the current "Investor Central" site on 

Taylor is the former chair of FEI’s Committee for Finance & Information Technology (CFIT), currently a vice chairman of FEI, board member of XBRL US and on the curriculum advisory council for University of Southern California.

Taylor received his bachelor’s of science degree from USC in 1987.