Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Guthrie, Spencer, and Elop put in new roles
Newly appointed Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) chief executive Satya Nadella has named three executives in new roles at the company. Nadella selected Scott Guthrie as the executive vice president of the Cloud & Enterprise group at Microsoft. Phil Spencer was named as the Xbox chief. Stephen Elop will be leading the devices group at Microsoft once the Nokia smartphone deal closes. Guthrie joined Microsoft in 1997 and has been in charge of the Cloud & Enterprise group since Nadella was named CEO in early February.
Spencer’s role was expanded beyond Microsoft Studios to include Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video. This fills the void of former Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten leaving for Sonos. Spencer is going to report to Microsoft’s executive vice president of the Operating Systems Group Terry Myerson.
“Combining all our software, gaming and content assets across the Xbox team under a single leader and aligning with the OSG team will help ensure we continue to do great work across the Xbox business, and bring more of the magic of Xbox to all form factors, including tablets, PCs and phones,” stated Nadella.