Microsoft sees departure of two major execs

Posted on Monday, Mar 03 2014 @ 12:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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VR Zone writes two major executives decided to throw in the towel at Microsoft. No exact reasons for their departure are provided, but according to the report Tony Bates' decision may stem from the fact that he was passed up for CEO, while Tami Reller was reportedly quite confrontational with Ballmer and in a constant power struggle with her colleagues at the executive level.
Two top Microsoft executives, one of whom was a contender for the company’s top job, are parting ways with the software and services giant according to a report by Re/Code.

The departure of Tony Bates, EVP of business development and evangelism and former Skype CEO, and EVP of marketing Tami Reller, is set to be announced on Tuesday but Microsoft employees were briefed on the matter on Friday by Nadella.

According to Re/Code’s report, Eric Rudder, executive vice president of advanced strategy, will take over Bates’ former duties, while Chris Capossela, one of the company’s marketing executives, will be replacing Reller.

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