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Microsoft to Restructure Leadership Team; Steve Ballmer Comments

MicrosoftLogoMicrosoft Corp. has moved to reorganize the company’s senior leadership team in an effort to enhance the way it executes strategies, develops product offerings and delivers services to customers.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, told employees in an e-mail the company will undergo reconstructing in engineering, marketing, business development and evangelism, strategy and research, finance, human resources, legal and chief operating officer, Microsoft said Thursday.

Each function will work to enhance core technologies and help Microsoft boost capabilities in development and operations.

The teams and their leaders are:

  • Terry Myerson, operating systems engineering
  • Julie Larson-Green, devices and studios engineering
  • Qi Lu, applications and services engineering
  • Satya Nadella, cloud and enterprise engineering
  • Kirill Tatarinov, Dynamics
  • Eric Rudder, advanced strategy and research
  • Tami Reller, marketing
  • Kevin Turner, COO
  • Tony Bates, BD and evangelism
  • Amy Hood, finance
  • Brad Smith, legal and corporate affairs
  • Lisa Brummel, human resource group

Ballmer also announced that Kurt DelBene will retire from the cloud services group, Craig Mundie will depart the software license terms team for a new project and Rick Rashid will leave his job at Microsoft Research for the operating systems group.

Microsoft plans to establish an engineering team for each of the operating system, applications, cloud and devices areas, while the Dynamics team will remain a separate group.

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