Mich Mathews, the senior vice president in charge of Microsoft’s global marketing initiatives — more than $1 billion in annual spending to promote everything from Windows to Xbox — plans to leave the company after a tenure spanning more than two decades.
AdAge has the scoop, reporting that Mathews will remain at the company through the summer, helping to find her replacement.
“Twenty-two years in one place … I feel like I’ve done so much” and “frankly it’s time to do something new,” she tells the site. “It’s half a lifetime. Microsoft was chapter one and it’s time for a chapter two.”
Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has more on the news.