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Microsoft execs Bates and Reller are leaving, report says

Two of Microsoft’s high executives, advertising chief Tami Reller and enterprise growth boss Tony Bates, are leaving the corporate, in keeping with a report this afternoon by Re/code.

It isn’t clear the place both exec is headed within the brief run. Microsoft declined to touch upon the report, which mentioned the corporate deliberate a Tuesday announcement.

Bates, the previous Skype CEO, had been thought of a candidate to succeed Steve Ballmer, so his choice to not stick round underneath new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella isn’t a giant shock. He’ll get replaced briefly by Eric Rudder, a longtime Microsoft government.

Reller, who had beforehand led advertising and finance within the Home windows division, shall be changed within the companywide advertising job by one other longtime Microsoft government, Chris Caposella.

As well as, The New York Occasions studies that Mark Penn, the previous aide to President Invoice Clinton, shall be named chief technique officer. Penn had served as vp overseeing promoting, and the Times reports that the appointment offers the political operative “a much bigger hand in figuring out which markets Microsoft needs to be in and the place it needs to be making additional investments.”

Beforehand on GeekWire: Microsoft devices chief Julie Larson-Green takes on new role, will be replaced by Nokia’s Stephen Elop

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