Top Microsoft Channel Executive Goes to Lenovo
Microsoft's OEM chief, Scott Di Valerio, is leaving the company to join Chinese
computermaker Lenovo. Di Valerio will be senior vice president at Lenovo and
president of the Americas Group.
Di Valerio, 45, starts his new job on Dec. 3. He'll report to William Amelio,
president and CEO of Lenovo Group Ltd. Di Valerio will be responsible for sales
for the Americas. He replaces Rory Read, acting president since January 2007.
Read will continue his position as senior vice president for global operations.
Di Valerio's title at Microsoft since November 2005 was corporate vice president
of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division, and his duties included
overseeing relationships with PC manufacturers, such as Lenovo. He also managed
relationships with multinational and regional OEMs and embedded systems manufacturers.
Di Valerio served on the Microsoft
Worldwide Partner Leadership Team, a Microsoft subsidiary made up of partner-facing
executives from across the company that set strategy and policy direction.
Prior to the OEM role, Di Valerio was corporate vice president of Finance and
Administration and chief accounting officer. He had also been Microsoft's corporate
controller. Before joining Microsoft, Di Valerio was corporate vice president
at The Walt Disney Co., CFO at MindWave Software Inc and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
James Pickney will serve as the interim leader of the Microsoft OEM Division,
working with Bill Veghte, corporate vice president of the Windows Business Group,
and COO Kevin Turner.
Posted by Scott Bekker on November 06, 2007