Eric Fleischman

Professional Information


I am software engineer with a history of working on distributed systems. I have worked on the v < next > of existing systems as well as v1's. I have worked on these systems as an escalation engineer (support / debug engineer), developer & technical program manager; I have been an individual contributor as well as a team manager.
My LinkedIn profile can be found here.

Recent Positions

I am currently an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Ignition Partners, where I am working on The Next Big Thing.

My previous gig was working @ Microsoft where I worked for nearly 10 years. My last project was in the Windows Live group where I was responsible for the LiveID (aka Microsoft account) core service as well as the LiveID Windows 8 client investment (aka Connected Accounts). I lead the program management team for these areas.
Before LiveID I worked on Azure on a set of v1 Azure services. I was responsible for a system called Nimbus, a scale-out VM management service designed to & currently running at very high scale. I was the development lead for this effort.
Before Azure I worked on SkyDrive/Mesh, and before that Active Directory.


I attended Colby College from 1998-2002 and graduated with honors in Computer Science & minored in Mathematics. I was also a Senior Scholar.
While at Colby I did 2 years of work in human cognition under the direction of Randy Jones on a system named Cascade. My senior scholars project focused on this area/system. More information about that work can be found here.

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