Microsoft (MSFT) Shakeup: VP of BD and VP of Marketing Are Out

Some internal management shuffling is reportedly happening at Microsoft (MSFT) under the new leadership of CEO Satya Nadella. According to a Re/code report that references sources close to the situation, two top Microsoft  executives reporting directly to Nadella have been shown the door.

Executive vice president [EVP] of business development Tony Bates, who was one of the internal candidates for CEO, will leave immediately, and executive vice president of marketing Tami Reller will leave after a transition period, the report said. Bates departure is reportedly not a huge surprise, considering he recently told CEO Nadella that he could not make a long-term commitment to the company.

Eric Rudder, EVP of advanced strategy, is reportedly taking over Bates’ position while M’soft marketing exec Chris Capossela is reportedly replacing Reller.

“It’s not clear where either exec is headed, if anywhere immediately. But Nadella told top staff of the changes on Friday and the software giant was planning to announce them Tuesday,” Recode stated.

Wallstreetpit has reached out to Microsoft for comment on the report and will update this post with any additional information we learn.

For the full Re/code story, click here.

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