Windows & Interoperability: 17 Microsoft Executives Determining the Company's Future

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-11-08
 
 
 

17 Microsoft Executives Determining the Companys Future

by Nicholas Kolakowski

17 Microsoft Executives Determining the Companys Future

Name: Steve Ballmer
Title: CEO


Most Wall Street analysts seem to love Ballmer for Microsoft's ability to deliver high revenues and profits, but Microsoft's board of directors also recently declined to fulfill his full financial award for the year—thanks in part to the Kin phone fiasco, and the company's falling share in the mobile space.

Name: Steve Ballmer<br />Title: CEO

Name: Kurt DelBene
Title: President of Microsoft Office Division


As Microsoft's most recent quarterly earnings demonstrated, the Office franchise—headlined by Office 2010—remains one of the company's main product pillars. The release of Office 365, following Office Web Apps, shows the division's involvement in Microsoft's "all in" cloud strategy.

Name: Kurt DelBene<br />Title: President of Microsoft Office Division

Name: Ray Ozzie
Title: Chief Software Architect (Departing)


Having inherited the chief software architect title from Bill Gates, Ozzie was instrumental in shaping Microsoft's current cloud strategy. His responsibilities also included initiatives such as the social networking-centric FUSE Labs. His departure date has not yet been announced.

Name: Ray Ozzie<br />Title: Chief Software Architect (Departing)

Name: Andrew Lees
Title: President of Microsofts Mobile Communications Business


As president of the Mobile Communications Business, Lees' job involves shepherding Windows Phone 7 into the marketplace. Given the rising prominence of mobile devices, and Microsoft's need to make up ground lost to Google and Apple, it's also a vital one.??í

Name: Andrew Lees<br />Title: President of Microsofts Mobile Communications Business

Name: Bob Muglia
Title: President of Microsofts Server and Tools Business


Microsoft's STB division is a key part of its enterprise strategy. Products that fall under the division's umbrella include Windows Azure, making it vital in Microsoft's cloud-based efforts. In a keynote discussion at October's Gartner conference in Orlando, Fla., Ballmer described the STB division as essentially Microsoft's Azure division.

Name: Bob Muglia <br />Title: President of Microsofts Server and Tools Business

Name: Don Mattrick
Title: President of Interactive Entertainment Business


The Interactive Entertainment Business is responsible for Xbox 360, Xbox Live and the hands-free Kinect controller. Considering the importance of the Xbox 360 platform to Microsoft's overall fortunes—both the console and its games, especially "Halo," are frequently cited as revenue drivers—there's a pressing need for the division to perform.

Name: Don Mattrick<br />Title: President of Interactive Entertainment Business

Name: Steven Sinofsky
Title: President of Windows and Windows Live Division


Windows and Internet Explorer represent two of Microsoft's key franchises—perhaps the key franchises, at least for the moment. Windows 7 enjoyed a successful launch—with more than 240 million licenses sold to date—but rumors suggest his team is already working on Windows 8, possibly for a 2012 release.

Name: Steven Sinofsky<br />Title: President of Windows and Windows Live Division

Name: Qi Lu
Title: President of Online Services Division


Microsoft's Online Services Division is responsible for the company's Web portal and search efforts, i.e., the company's primary instrument for challenging Google. Although the division has consistently lost money, Microsoft evidently views its endeavors—and thus Qi Lu's management—as a vital part of future strategy.??í

Name: Qi Lu<br />Title: President of Online Services Division

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IMAGE #9 Name: Kevin TurnerTitle: Chief Operating Officer
Turner oversees Microsoft's worldwide sales, marketing and services. That means everything from the online advertising sales organization to Microsoft's nascent retail-stores business.

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Name: Peter Klein
Title: Chief Financial Officer


Klein supervises Microsoft's financial structure. The former CFO of Microsoft's STB division, he's also one of the main voices on the company's quarterly earnings call.

Name: Peter Klein<br />Title: Chief Financial Officer

Name: Craig Mundie
Title: Chief Research and Strategy Officer


Being responsible for Microsoft's long-term technology strategy, and interfacing with government officials, positions Mundie to influence the company's direction in long-term ways.

Name: Craig Mundie<br />Title: Chief Research and Strategy Officer

Name: Joe Belfiore


Title: Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Program ManagementThe importance of Windows Phone 7 (and any successors) to Microsoft's corporate strategy makes Belfiore, who oversees the platform's design and "software product definition," a key player.

Name: Joe Belfiore

Name: Jean-Philippe Courtois
Title: President of Microsoft International


Courtois is responsible for Microsoft International's sales, marketing and services, which includes 100 subsidiaries in 240 countries.

Name: Jean-Philippe Courtois<br />Title: President of Microsoft International

Name: Brad Smith
Title: General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs


Tech titans' battles over patent-infringement and intellectual property have increased of late. That, combined with Microsoft's other legal and governmental issues, creates a potential minefield that Microsoft trusts Smith to navigate.??í

Name: Brad Smith<br />Title: General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs

Name: Rick Rashid
Title: Senior Vice President of Research


Microsoft invests substantial sums of money in research and development, hoping its labs will produce the next billion-dollar product. Rashid oversees the company's 850 researchers in six global labs.

Name: Rick Rashid<br />Title: Senior Vice President of Research

Name: Kirill Tatarinov
Title: Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions


Tatarinov supervises the part of Microsoft responsible for business solutions such as supply-chain management (ERP and CRM), which are vital in the company's competition against Oracle and others.

Name: Kirill Tatarinov<br />Title: Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions

Name: J Allard
Title: Senior Vice President of Design and Development for E&D (Departed)


Earlier in 2010, J Allard announced he was leaving Microsoft, but would continue to advise Ballmer. Despite the massive shakeup that heralded Allard's departure (as well as that of E&D President Robbie Bach), chances are good that an executive who helped push Xbox and other key products onto the marketplace will continue to have a receptive ear in Redmond's executive suites.??í

Name: J Allard<br />Title: Senior Vice President of Design and Development for E&D (Departed)

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