Microsoft has announced a top-level management reshuffle, with two key changes. Firstly, Chris Capossela, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) who has been with Microsoft for 32 years, will be stepping down from his position. CEO Satya Nadella mentioned that this decision came after a series of discussions and careful planning.
Takeshi Numoto, a senior executive overseeing marketing for the Cloud, will be the new CMO. Yusuf Mehdi, a manager responsible for various products including Copilot and Search, will take charge of the Consumer Product Marketing division.
The second change stems from the acquisition of Activision Blizzard King, which further strengthens Microsoft’s presence in the gaming industry. Ami Silverman, Head of Consumer Sales, will now be working alongside Phil Spencer, the CEO of the Gaming Business, to expand the gaming market to new customers.
Additionally, several other executives in the gaming business are being promoted. Matt Booty will oversee content and game studios, including Xbox Game Studios and ZeniMax. Jamie Leder will take over as the CEO of ZeniMax, reporting directly to Matt and Sarah Bond, who will serve as the President of Xbox.
TLDR: Microsoft has announced changes in its top-level management, with Chris Capossela stepping down as the CMO. Takeshi Numoto and Yusuf Mehdi will take on new marketing roles. The acquisition of Activision Blizzard King will see Ami Silverman join Phil Spencer in expanding the gaming market. Other executives, such as Matt Booty and Jamie Leder, will also assume new leadership positions within the gaming division.