Charlie Kindel leads product development for the Smart Home capabilities of Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. Prior to joining Amazon in 2013, Kindel founded several startups in the Seattle area. Charlie also served for 21 years at Microsoft, where he shipped Internet Explorer, Windows NT, Windows home networking, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, and Windows Phone 7. Charlie is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering.