Microsoft changes global channel chief

Microsoft changes global channel chief

Jon Roskill leads the worldwide partner group, replacing Allison Watson

Microsoft has appointed Jon Roskill as the new corporate vice-president of the Microsoft worldwide partner group.

Effective from July 1, Roskill will focus on helping the partner community capitalise on new areas of growth such as unified communications, virtualisation and cloud computing.

Roskill previously headed up the software giant’s business and marketing organisations. He has swapped roles with Allison Watson, who is now leading that side of the business.

Roskill will report to worldwide small and mid-market solutions and partners group vice-president, Vahe Torossian.

Microsoft is focused on building and maintaining a strong and dynamic management team,” Microsoft COO, Kevin Turner, said in a statement.

"A key part of that focus is being deliberate about how we move talent across the company and making sure we offer a diverse set of experiences for our executives.

"Both Allison and Jon have a long history working in multiple divisions throughout Microsoft, and I’m excited that they have both agreed to tackle and take on new challenges in their new roles.”

“Jon deeply understands the critical factors a customer goes through in making IT buying decisions. He will leverage his depth of knowledge in his new role, and I’m confident he will ensure that our partners continue to win and grow in the marketplace.”

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