The Next Microsoft CEO? 10 Potential Candidates To Replace Ballmer


Kevin Turner

Microsoft's COO is, technically speaking, next in line for the CEO position. He joined Microsoft in 2005 as COO after a distinguished career at Walmart, where he became the youngest corporate officer in the mega-retailer's history. He served as CIO of Walmart before being promoted to president and CEO of Sam's Club. But Turner's background is in retail operations, not technology, and Microsoft's own retail push hasn't exactly been a hit.