Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Wednesday June 17, 2015

Microsoft CEO Email To Employees On Aligning Engineering To Strategy

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent an e-mail to employees today that outlined some pretty big changes in the company's senior leadership.

I’m counting on our Senior Leadership Team to inspire innovative products and services and lead excellent execution. Our competition and our customers don’t care about our organization structure آ— they care about innovation. While we are distinctly aligning our engineering structure and core capabilities, our ambitions are interconnected. Success requires all of us آ— and particularly the Senior Leadership Team آ— to work across boundaries as one Microsoft and in harmony with our partners. Here’s the new team effective today:

  • Chris Capossela, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (will now also take on responsibility for Dynamics and Education marketing)

  • Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Planning

  • Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise

  • Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources

  • Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development (will now lead our partnerships with mobile operators around the world)

  • Qi Lu, Executive Vice President, Applications and Services Group

  • Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group

  • Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Research

  • Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs

  • Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer (will also now take responsibility for the Dynamics sales and partner organization)

  • Jill Tracie, Chief of Staff

I’m certain that matching our structure to our strategy will best position us to build products and services our customers love and ultimately drive new growth. Please feel free to send any questions you have to one of the Senior Leadership Team members or me.