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News : Salesforce Poached a Key Microsoft Exec
San Francisco, CA, USA, Nov 17, 2015 -- Salesforce has poached a key executive from Microsoft: the guy that was running Microsoft Dynamics, the product that directly competes with Salesforce's bread-and-butter product "customer relationship management."
Bob Stutz, who has run Microsoft Dynamics for the past 3.5 years, has been hired away.
The news tha Stutz had left was first revealed by MSDynamics World's Jason Gumpert on Monday.
Stutz made it sound like he was leaving to travel the world in his tweet.
But he really got hired away by a competitor. Microsoft Dynamics will now be run by Jujhar Singh, a long-time, key member of the team, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie said.
Salesforce has confirmed to Business Insider (and also Re/Code's Arik Hesseldahl and to ZDNet's Larry Dignan) that Stutz is its new Chief Analytics Officer, reporting to president of products Alex Dayon.
Dayon says, "We’re thrilled that Bob Stutz will be joining Salesforce as Chief Analytics Officer. Bob not only has deep enterprise software experience, he’s also a proven leader who’ll drive the vision and execution for the Analytics Cloud as we build it into a billion dollar business for Salesforce."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Thursday, November 19, 2015