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Senior Partner Exec Ross Brown Leaves Microsoft

Ross Brown, a senior channel executive in charge of structuring incentives for partners, left Microsoft and joined a business consulting company, Touch Worldwide.

Brown was most recently vice president of Partner Strategy in Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group reporting to Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of the WPG. Brown joined Microsoft's WPG working for former Microsoft channel chief Allison Watson in May 2008. Prior to Microsoft, Brown had been CEO of eEye Digital Security and a senior channel executive at Citrix Systems Inc.

According to Brown's LinkedIn profile, he left Microsoft in September and joined Touch in November. Touch specializes in business and channel strategies, as well as creative and communication work, and has offices in Seattle, Redmond, London, Helsinki and Beijing. The company has been a longtime designer and producer of vision keynotes for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and provided consulting on the creation of the Microsoft Partner Network.

"I first met Touch through the work they did with Microsoft on the Worldwide Partner Conference and saw both sides of the firm come together to deliver both compelling partner opportunities in support of Microsoft and amazing visuals and creative delivery," Brown wrote in a blog entry posted this week on the Touch Worldwide site.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 09, 2012 at 11:58 AM


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