Microsoft today announced the resignation of 4 senior leadership team members including Stephen Elop, Kirill Tatarinov, Eric Rudder and Mark Penn.
The departure of key officials is part of a major reshuffle at the top level. Recently, Cisco made top level changes following the appointment of the new CEO.
Stephen Elop had joined back Microsoft following the acquisition of Nokia smartphone business.
Microsoft’s new leadership team will have 12 executives:
# Satya Nadella, chief executive officer
# Chris Capossela, EVP and chief marketing officer
# Kurt DelBene, EVP, Corporate Strategy and Planning
# Scott Guthrie, EVP, Cloud and Enterprise
# Amy Hood, EVP and chief financial officer
# Kathleen Hogan, EVP, Human Resources
# Peggy Johnson, EVP, Business Development
# Qi Lu, EVP, Applications and Services Group
# Terry Myerson, EVP, 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
“We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three core ambitions,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “Changes will enable us to deliver better products and services that our customers love at a more rapid pace.”
As per the restructuring, Terry Myerson will lead a newly formed team, Windows and Devices Group (WDG), focused on enabling more personal computing experiences powered by the Windows ecosystem. This new team combines the engineering efforts of the current Operating Systems Group and Microsoft Devices Group.
Scott Guthrie will continue to lead the Cloud and Enterprise (C+E) team focused on building intelligent cloud platform that powers any application on any device. The C+E team will also focus on building infrastructure and business services that are key to managing business processes, especially in the areas of data and analytics, security and management, and development tools.
As a part of this announcement, the company will move the Dynamics development teams to the C+E team, enabling the company to accelerate ERP and CRM work and bring it into the mainstream C+E engineering and innovation efforts.
Qi Lu will continue to lead the Applications and Services Group focused on reinventing productivity services for digital work that span all devices and appeal to the people who use technology at work and in their personal lives.