Microsoft is formally giving up on American talent for executives.
I know this to be true because Uber-Canadian Mark Relph is leaving Microsoft Canada and heading over to Redmond to be in charge of the Windows Ecosystem Team. You can read about his promotion here but before you head off let me just tell you that the quality of management in MSFT HQ just went up by a factor of 100. Mike Nash, Mark’s new boss (and also one of the smart/good guys in Redmond), just guaranteed his own promotion to super senior vice chancellor or whatever the next level is for Dr. Nash.
Congrats to my buddy Mark. I’ll miss you. Can I have your laptop? It has a Canadian plug and they’ll give you a new one in Redmond.
P.S. I think I saw David Crow wheeling your chair out the back door.