Ron Huddleston, One Commercial Partner architect, departs Microsoft - at least for now

Ron Huddleston, the architect of Microsoft's One Commercial Partner (CVP) model that was the basis for a major re-organization of the company's sales and partner network functions, has reportedly stepped away from the company. Reports from an independent source and a published account at describe Huddleston's departure as a matter of family leave.

Reports are that Gavriella Schuster will take over leadership of OCP in Huddleston's place. Schuster had been running Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group and reported to Huddleston.

We've reached out to Microsoft for comment but have not yet received a response.


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