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MSDW Podcast: An exit interview with former Microsoft Dynamics GM Marko Perisic

by Jason Gumpert

Marko Perisic has now stepped down from his role at Microsoft in the Business Applications group, but the former general manager for Dynamics SMB ERP solutions sat down with MSDW for an exit interview of sorts looking back at this time with the company and what comes next.

Leaving Microsoft was not an easy decision, he says. The company's talented people, as well as the intensity of its partner and customer bases, made it a unique work environment. He weighed different potential job offers, both inside and outside the company, before landing on a new role at a yet-to-be-identified HR software vendor. And he advised that the search for his replacement, which is ongoing, is expected to result in a new leader with same general manager roles and responsibilities.

Other topics of our conversation included some of the feedback he has received from within Microsoft since he announced his plans, how he has adapted to handling conflict with stakeholders in the community, his shift from a technology focus to a customer success focus, and why Microsoft needs to strengthen its executive talent pool internationally.

For another perspective on leaving Mcrosoft, read Marko's latest entry on LinkedIn about how the D365 team (and partners) sent him off.

Show Notes:

  • 1:30 – A warm response from the community to the news of Marko's departure
  • 3:15 - Did the latest progress with Business Central impact the decision to move on?
  • 6:00 - Why he spent such a long time at Microsoft after years of shorter term roles at startups
  • 12:15 - Recommendations for new hires at ...

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About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

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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