Major management reshuffle hits Microsoft


Microsoft under the leadership of its newly elected CEO Satya Nadella is facing a major management reshuffle as two of its Vice presidents Tony Bates and Tami Reller are preparing their departure from the company, claims new report.

The company’s executive vice president for marketing, who also shared leadership of advertising and marketing at Microsoft, Tami Reller, along with the former Skype chief executive and currently head of Microsoft’s business development, Tony Bates, will bid a goodbye to the company, ReCode claims.

According to the report, Eric Rudder, EVP of advanced strategy, will temporarily be taking over Bates’ duties, while longtime Microsoft marketing exec Chris Capossela will be Reller’s replacement.

While Bates, who had come to Microsoft after it acquired Skype and was considered one of the potential CEO candidates to succeed Steve Ballmer, will be leaving the company immediately, Reller, one of the top female executives at the company and co-head of Microsoft`s Windows unit, will stay with the company for some time to help with the transition.

As a part of the reshuffle, Mark Penn who earlier worked as the company’s executive VP of advertising and strategy will now exclusively hold the position of executive VP of strategy only. The report said the company is planning to announce the departure news publicly on Tuesday.

The report of the departure comes just a month after Satya Nadella was named as the new Microsoft CEO, taking over for longtime company leader Steve Ballmer.

Another major and recent change was the news of Julie Larson-Green stepping aside from her post as leader of hardware development to take the top spot at the My Life & Work team inside the Applications and Services Group.

Microsoft declined to comment anything on the report.