Microsoft's 2015 reorg: Who's in, who's out

Microsoft is combining Windows and its device business into a single unit, as well as making other structural tweaks, effective today, June 17.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

Microsoft's fiscal 2015 is winding down, which means, as usual, it's time for another company reorg.

CEO Satya Nadella notified company employees of the newest tweaks to the corporate structure via a June 17 memo (which Microsoft has posted on its Web site).

A number of long-time execs are leaving the company as the new fiscal year begins. Stephen Elop, head of Microsoft's devices business, is out, as is Kirill Tatarinov, who has headed the Dynamics business. Eric Rudder, who has led a number of teams, and most recently, Advanced Technology and Education, is leaving, as is Mark Penn, who has been chief insights officer and the originator of Microsoft's now-defunct Scroogled campaign.

A number of the current leaders are staying, but will be leading reconfigured teams.Terry Myerson will lead the combined Windows and Devices Group, taking over the team formerly led by Elop. Scott Guthrie will continue to lead Cloud and Enterprise, which will now also include the Dynamics ERP and CRM products. Qi Lu remains as head of Applications and Services Group, and will now also oversee Education, as well.

Most of the changes take effect today, June 17, though Penn isn't officially gone until September.

Post-reorg, the new Microsoft senior leadership now includes:

  • Chris Capossela, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (will now also take on responsibility for Dynamics and Education marketing)
  • Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Planning
  • Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise
  • Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development (will now lead Microsoft's partnerships with mobile operators around the world)
  • Qi Lu, Executive Vice President, Applications and Services Group
  • Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group
  • Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Research
  • Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs
  • Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer (will also now take responsibility for the Dynamics sales and partner organization)
  • Jill Tracie, Chief of Staff

Nadella attributed the organizational changes to Microsoft's desire to align engineering structure to its strategy.

Post-reorg, the new Microsoft senior leadership

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