Microsoft to Lose Another Senior Executive

Microsoft is losing another senior executive with a long history at the software maker.

Rick Devenuti, senior vice president of enterprise services and IT, will be retiring after 19 years with Microsoft “to focus his attention on his family and consider his next challenge,” a spokesperson told eWEEK in an e-mail statement Oct. 11.

Devenuti is slated to leave the company at the end of December 2006, and Microsoft hopes to appoint his replacement within the next month. That would allow Devenuti to work with his replacement to ensure a smooth transition, the spokesperson said.

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Devenuti took over management of the enterprise services and IT group in 2003 when corporate vice president Michael Sinneck abruptly resigned to “pursue opportunities outside of Microsoft.”

Devenuti created a three-year plan for the company and Microsoft is now in the second year of that plan “and remains committed to the strategy,” the spokesperson said.

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