Microsoft names new channel chief

Phil Sorgen replaces Jon Roskill as global channel chief

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Microsoft names new channel chief Management shakeup is part of Microsoft's transformation into a devices and high-value cloud services company.
By  Manda Banda Published  September 2, 2013

Software powerhouse Microsoft has announced a shakeup in its channel organisation, replacing worldwide channel chief Jon Roskill with 17-year Microsoft veteran Phil Sorgen, who had been overseeing the software giant's US Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Group.

Sorgen starts his new job as corporate vice president of the company's worldwide partner group from 1st September, the company said in a statement.

"Our partner ecosystem is a key asset to Microsoft and carries tremendous strategic importance to the company," said Vahé Torossian, corporate vice president of worldwide SMS&P. Phil has been a member of Torossian's extended leadership team for several years and has been involved in multiple global initiatives that have shaped the worldwide SMS&P business and partner strategies.

"Phil's rich leadership experience in working with our customers and partners in the US and Canada makes him an ideal fit to help our partners drive new opportunities as Microsoft transforms into a company delivering devices and high-value cloud services," Torossian said.

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