Microsoft COO Kevin Turner To Depart, Nadella Shuffles & Centralizes Leadership

Microsoft employees awoke to a blanket email from CEO Satya Nadella about a "Senior Leadership Team Update." He informed the company that COO Kevin Turner would leave the company for the CEO spot at Citadel Securities.

Bloomberg reports that Turner was a CEO candidate before Nadella was appointed. The move seems amicable, but Microsoft Chairman John Thompson let slip in May that the board was considering changes to the sales and partner organizations to boost revenue.


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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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