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Redmond Loses 2 Execs in as Many Days

There was a double whammy for Microsoft HR as it lost two key players last week. Redmond's main gaming exec Andre Vrignaud left to drive Amazon's upcoming gaming push. An even bigger loss, at least on the enterprise front, was the loss of Stephen Elop, who was instrumental in driving Microsoft's ERP business and managed a good deal of the Office business.

Elop is heading quite a ways east (or west, depending on how you want to fly) to serve as CEO of Finland-based Nokia.

Nokia is a supporter of the Windows Phone OS, which I'm sure lessened the pain of Elop's departure.

Hyvää onnea! Stephen!

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/13/2010 at 1:18 PM


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