Belfiore announced the news Thursday in a tweet. He is staying at the company until next summer to help with the transition and he’ll focus on his family after departing.
ZDNet reported that Belfiore’s move “was a personal decision, not a forced one.”
Belfiore joined Microsoft in 1990, working on the Windows 95 team. He spent time with various other groups, including Internet Explorer and Windows Phone. He was a corporate vice president for Windows 10 and in 2020 took on the same role for the Office Product Group. “I act as ‘head of product’ for Office, partnering across MS on cross-platform experiences and services,” Belfiore notes on his LinkedIn.
We’ve reached out to Microsoft for more details and will update when we hear back.
Other key personnel changes across the Pacific Northwest tech ecosystem:
— Seattle e-commerce startup Fabric hired Yon Nuta, former exec at babylon Health, as its first chief product officer.