Microsoft loses Dynamics CRM chief Stutz to Salesforce

Bob Stutz will become Chief Analytics Officer at Salesforce a day after stepping down as the Dynamics CRM chief at Microsoft.

Bob Stutz, who ran Microsoft's Dynamics CRM business, has stepped down to join as chief analytics officer.


Stutz had joined Microsoft in April 2012 and was behind a series of acquisitions to build out the Dynamics business. Stutz led the strategy and technology direction for Dynamics CRM in the cloud and on-premises.

At Salesforce, Stutz will oversee Salesforce's analytics business and report to Alex Dayon, president of products at the company.

Dayon said:

We're thrilled that Bob Stutz will be joining Salesforce as Chief Analytics Officer. Bob not only has deep enterprise software experience, he's also a proven leader who'll drive the vision and execution for the Analytics Cloud as we build it into a billion dollar business for Salesforce.

Stutz will bring a few key attributes to Salesforce. For starters, Stutz is a key hire from a key competitor. In addition, Stutz will bring enterprise relationships. And finally, Stutz has experience building businesses inside a larger empire. Salesforce's Analytics Cloud is likely to be one of the key avenues of growth for the company.

Microsoft and Salesforce highlighted their partnership and cloud approaches at Dreamforce.


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