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Microsoft Dynamics SMB ERP general manager Marko Perisic prepares to depart company

by Jason Gumpert

Marko Perisic has shaped the last three years in Microsoft's SMB ERP space as the company has made the transition toward Dynamics 365 Business Central and SaaS solutions. Now, he has announced he will be leaving Microsoft in mid-November to take on a new role outside the company.

"To say that this was a hard decision, would be an understatement," he wrote today. "Microsoft has been a source of tremendous learning, a place of inspiration, motivation and success, both personally and for the business. It has in many ways become home. And home is a place that is hard to leave. Before I get into the reasons why I am leaving, I would first like to say many thanks to many people."

Perisic has been with Microsoft for twelve years and has led the Dynamics NAV and then the overall SMB ERP engineering group (GP, NAV, SL, and C5) since 2015. His role expanded after the departure of Paul White in 2017, when Perisic appeared to take on at least some of the traditional commercial responsibilities of the business, too.

He also said a little about where he will go next:

"I am embarking on a journey in the HR software space. It is massively challenging. It will be a lot of hard work. It will not be comfortable. It will be painful. It is where I believe, that ultimately, I will learn more. This has always been a driving force in my career, and it always will."

"It's a shame to see him go because he is so well regarded. But at this point the potential is in product Marko has created more than the man himself," says James Crowter, a Microsoft MVP and leader of Technology Management in the UK.

With the autumn 2018 conference season now winding down,

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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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