Home  › Marketing › Strategies
microsoft-capossela

Microsoft Is Quick to Name New Marketing Head

  |  April 6, 2011   |  Comments

Appointment comes less than a week after longtime marketing chief Mich Matthews said she would leave.

microsoft-caposselaMicrosoft announced its new head of marketing today, Chris Capossela, less than a week after longtime executive Mich Matthews said she was leaving it. Capossela's technical title is SVP of the consumer channels and central marketing group, but he also assumes the more familiar position of chief marketing officer.

Matthews, a 22-year veteran of Microsoft, said she will vacate the role sometime this summer, leading many to believe the company would take its time finding a replacement. But Capossela had recently left his post as SVP of the Microsoft Business division, and was presumably available now. In a release, the company said the two would work together through the summer.

Microsoft has also taken the opportunity to merge the Consumer Channels and Central Marketing Group functions under a single leader, which brings its retail, mobile operator and distribution teams into one organization. Capossela will report to COO Kevin Turner.

Capossela has been with Microsoft for 20 years. In his most recent position he was responsible for marketing the Redmond, WA-based company's productivity products (Office, Exchange, Visio, etc.), which put him in charge of the launches for Office 2007 and 2010. Before that he'd served in a number of marketing and technical positions at Microsoft, including a stint as Bill Gates' "speech assistant."

ClickZ Live Chicago Learn Digital Marketing Insights From Leading Brands!
ClickZ Live Chicago (Nov 3-6) will deliver over 50 sessions across 4 days and 10 individual tracks, including Data-Driven Marketing, Social, Mobile, Display, Search and Email. Check out the full agenda, or register and attend one of the best ClickZ events yet!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Douglas Quenqua is a journalist based in Brooklyn, NY who writes about culture and technology. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, The New York Observer, and Fortune.

COMMENTSCommenting policy

comments powered by Disqus

Get the ClickZ Marketing newsletter delivered to you. Subscribe today!

COMMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING TRAINING

Featured White Papers

IBM: Social Analytics - The Science Behind Social Media Marketing

IBM Social Analytics: The Science Behind Social Media Marketing
80% of internet users say they prefer to connect with brands via Facebook. 65% of social media users say they use it to learn more about brands, products and services. Learn about how to find more about customers' attitudes, preferences and buying habits from what they say on social media channels.

An Introduction to Marketing Attribution: Selecting the Right Model for Search, Display & Social Advertising

An Introduction to Marketing Attribution: Selecting the Right Model for Search, Display & Social Advertising
If you're considering implementing a marketing attribution model to measure and optimize your programs, this paper is a great introduction. It also includes real-life tips from marketers who have successfully implemented attribution in their organizations.

WEBINARS

Jobs