Michelle Johnston Holthaus is senior vice president, general manager of the Sales and Marketing Group and interim chief marketing officer at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for global sales and revenue at Intel and leads the company’s efforts to foster innovative sales and marketing approaches that broaden Intel’s business opportunities and enhance customer relationships worldwide.
A proven leader in sales and product marketing, Holthaus has held a variety of management roles since joining Intel in 1996. Before being named to her current position in 2017, she led global Client Computing Group sales. In that role, she managed worldwide sales strategy and customer relationships for Intel’s client computing product lines, including notebooks, desktops, tablets, 2 in 1 devices and home gateways. Earlier roles in her tenure at Intel include leading the Microsoft Global Account team and managing channel products, central marketing and operations within Intel’s PC Client Group. Holthaus has also served as general manager of Intel’s Reseller Product Group and has been recognized three times by CRN magazine as one of the Top 100 Women of the Channel.
Holthaus began her Intel career as a program manager in the OEM Platform Solutions Division in Hillsboro, Oregon. A native Oregonian, she graduated from Linfield College with a bachelor’s degree in finance.