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BREAKING: Bob Stutz Departs Microsoft; Jujhar Singh to Lead Dynamics CRM Team

by Jason Gumpert

Jujhar Singh 

With Microsoft on track to launch Dynamics CRM 2016, news comes tonight that CRM chief Bob Stutz has left Microsoft. Taking over leadership of Dynamics CRM will be Jujhar Singh, his long time R&D lead.

In an internal memo to Microsoft staff (full text below), Scott Guthrie, head of the Cloud and Enterprise (C+E) group, told employees that Stutz has "made the decision to leave Microsoft to pursue new opportunities" after doing "a great job leading the Dynamics CRM organization over the last 3.5 years."

Early word from a Microsoft partner is that Stutz's leadership, while clearly taking Dynamics CRM in a positive direction, has been lacking in terms of personal connection with the community. By contrast, Singh has developed a reputation for building a strong relationship and is well respected in the community for his abilities, passion, and involvement.

We've reached out to Microsoft for additional comment. Here is a copy of the memo to Microsoft employees from Scott Guthrie:

Over the past few years, we have transformed our Dynamics CRM offerings to revolutionize the market with Intelligent Customer Engagement.  We now deliver end-to-end capabilities across sales, service, marketing and social, with a ground-breaking user experience.  We've moved to a regular cadence of delivering significant innovation to the market, and our investments and progress have driven great business results.  In FY15 we doubled our CRM Online revenue and more than tripled our year over year net seat adds. We have also seen significant market validation of our vision and solutions, and now have a leadership position ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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