There are reports that Microsoft could be planning on doing major shake-ups, and that the company is planning to announce a new leadership change. Reports by recode, indicate that Julie Larson-Green could be appointed as the new number one executive at Microsoft Office division. She will be replacing Kirk Koenigsbauer, who will in turn become the new chief marketing officer.
Although Microsoft has not confirmed nor denied this report, the source goes further to say that the Redmond Company is planning to announce these changes soon. The company is finalizing the transition and is currently working on making the changes run as smoothly as possible.
The Microsoft Office suite has always been, still is and will continue to be one of the biggest revenue source for the company alongside the Windows operating system. Microsoft has also set itself on an adventure with the Office suite geared at ensuring long-term profitability and transform the software into a subscription-based service.
The Redmond Company has also moved away from the tradition of availing Microsoft Office exclusively on the Windows platform. The software is now available on other competing platforms such as iOS and Android devices.
With Julie Larson-Green at the helm of the Microsoft Office division, the company intends to achieve even greater growth. She will be tasked with finding new innovative ways to improve the Office suite usage and how to interconnect its applications.
Julie has worked for over two decades at Microsoft. At one point, she was seen as the potential replacement for Steve Ballmer as the CEO of Microsoft when he announced his resignation in 2014. She was at that time shortlisted alongside the current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Ford CEO Alan Mulally.
Currently, Julie Larson-Green serves as the Chief Experience Officer of Microsoft’s ‘My Life & Work’ team.