Speaking of changes at Microsoft, CEO Steve Ballmer’s upcoming retirement is not the only senior executive change taking place. Microsoft Canada President Max Long is also stepping down from his current position. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to Computer Dealer News that he will leave the position on September 30th due to family reasons. Long is not leaving Microsoft though. He will take on the position of vice-president of Americas services in Redmond, Washington. The move will allow him to rejoin his family there.
In a statement to CDN, Long said:
“I am grateful for the time that I have spent in Canada. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our Canadian customers and partners. Canada is a vital and strategic market for Microsoft and I’m confident that our team will continue to make strides in this amazing country. I am also pleased that my new role leading the Americas business means I can stay engaged with some key Canadian customers and partners moving forward.”
Microsoft Canada has already kicked off its own search for a successor. It hopes to have a replacement in place before Long’s September 30th departure.
Source : Computer Dealer News