Microsoft’s Satya Nadella reshapes team as COO Kevin Turner leaves

Instead of naming one new chief operating officer, Satya Nadella appointed two executives to divvy up the sales responsibilities and report to him


Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Seattle: Microsoft Corp. chief executive Satya Nadella announced a broad reorganization of the company’s senior executive ranks as long-time chief operating officer Kevin Turner prepares to leave for another job.

Instead of naming one new COO, Nadella appointed two executives to divvy up the sales responsibilities and report to him. Jean-Philippe Courtois will be in charge of global sales, marketing and operations spanning Microsoft’s 13 business areas, Nadella said in a note to employees on Thursday.

Judson Althoff will lead the worldwide commercial business, including government and small and medium-sized businesses.

Other executives already reporting to Nadella will take on other parts of Turner’s job, with Chris Capossela leading worldwide marketing, Kurt DelBene leading information technology and chief financial officer Amy Hood taking over the sales and marketing team’s finance group, which had been separate.

Turner is leaving Microsoft after more than a decade at the company to become CEO of the securities unit at financial-services firm Citadel Llc. At Microsoft, Turner, 51, oversaw more than 51,000 employees and drove sales and marketing efforts of Office 365. He will join Citadel after a short transition period, the Chicago-based firm said on Thursday in a statement. Bloomberg

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