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Robert Deshaies Gets Started with U.S. Partner Group

I got a chance to talk to Robert Deshaies, the new vice president for the U.S. Partner Group, at the Worldwide Partner Conference last week. We'll run the full transcript of the interview in an upcoming issue, but I thought I'd share a couple of notes now.

The partner conference was really Deshaies' start in the job that Margo Day held for five years. He says he hasn't thought too much about what he'll do in the partner group yet, because he was busy wrapping things up in his old job as regional vice president for the East Region Small and Mid-Market Solutions and Partners organization. His plan is to spend the first 90 days immersing himself in the new job before he starts putting his stamp on things, which sounds smart to me.

One other thing about that last job: He wore two hats. In addition to serving as regional vice president, he was executive champion for Software Asset Management. He'll continue to spearhead Microsoft's Software Asset Management efforts as vice president of the U.S. Partner Group.

Posted by Scott Bekker on July 17, 2006 at 11:57 AM


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