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Terry Myerson

Strategic Director

As Strategic Director, Terry advises  Madrona portfolio companies at the earliest stages of innovation and, with later stage companies, as they build to scale. Terry is CEO of Truveta, a company using data to save lives that launched in 2020 following the onset of the pandemic.  Prior to that role, he was a Venture Partner with Madrona for two years during which time he led the investment in TwinStrand and advised Madrona portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Madrona, Terry was a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft, leading the development of Windows, Surface, and Xbox. During his 21-year career at Microsoft, Terry also led the development of Microsoft Exchange, during which time it became the world’s most popular business communications system and the foundation for today’s Office 365.

Earlier in his career,  Terry cofounded Intersé, one of the first web software companies, which Microsoft acquired in 1997.

Terry is active on both ends of the investing and company building spectrum. He is also currently an Operating Executive at the Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity funds, where he works on evaluating investments in established technology companies.


Terry graduated Duke University and is now a member of the Duke Engineering Board of Visitors. Terry also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Seattle Foundation, which is dedicated to making the greater Seattle area a stronger and more vibrant community for all, as well as and a member of the Board of the Seattle Sounders, which is dedicated to creating moments, enriching lives, and unifying through soccer.  Terry lives in the Seattle area with his wife and children.