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 at 11:58 AM