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Reorg in Microsoft's U.S. SMS&P

There are changes afoot in Michael Park's U.S. Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners group.

Friday was the last day for Craig McCollum, vice president of Dynamics Sales. According to a company spokesperson, McCollum "has made the decision to leave Microsoft to spend time with his family and pursue other career opportunities both inside and outside the business applications industry."

McCollum was hired in September 2004 for the job of establishing the sales strategy for the Dynamics unit and its channel partners. He brought deep experience in business applications to Microsoft. He came to the company from a senior vice president and general manager role at Best Software Inc., a division of Sage Group plc. Previously, he held senior managememnt positions at FieldCentrix Inc. and Lawson Software.

David Willis, a 16-year Microsoft veteran, is McCollum's permanent replacement and started in the new role on Monday. Up until this week, Willis was vice president for the East Region of the U.S. SMS&P. He'll continue to work out of his New York office.

In his new role, Willis reports to Park, although he also works closely with the Dynamics business group run by Kirill Tatarinov. Willis inherits a U.S. Dynamics sales operation that was reorganized on July 1.

West Region Vice President Margo Day, a former vice president of the U.S. Partner Program, will cover both East and West regions until a replacement is found for Willis, the spokesperson said.

Posted by Scott Bekker on October 07, 2008


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