Microsoft Names New Partner Program Head

Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Commercial Partner and a 25-year company veteran, Gavriella Schuster, announced March 30 in a blog post that she is leaving the company. The blog is “Time to pass the torch.”

In her blog, Schuster said Rodney Clark, will become the Corporate Vice President of Global Channel Sales. He has been with Microsoft for 23 years and has worked as Corporate Vice President of IoT and Mixed Reality Sales. He also served previously as the General Manager of the Microsoft-Samsung Alliance, among other roles.

Schuster said the best part of her job as head of Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner team, Partner Channels and programs for the past five years, has been helping partners build their businesses and coaching and mentoring individuals.

She said she would be working with Clark “over the coming months” to ensure a strong finish to the company’s fiscal year, which ends June 30.