The Next Microsoft CEO? 10 Potential Candidates To Replace Ballmer

Vic Gundotra

If Microsoft is looking to nab a top executive from a competitor, then Gundotra could be an attractive option. Gundotra is senior vice president of social at Google and currently oversees products such as Google plus. He spent 16 years at Microsoft, most recently serving as head of platform evangelism, before leaving to become senior vice president of engineering at Google. But Gunodtra took a year off in between jobs because of Microsoft's non-compete order; would he want to take another year off -- or more -- to go back to Microsoft?


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