30 Notable IT Executive Moves: August 2013

Steve Ballmer

It's the end of an era for Microsoft. The software giant recently announced that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months, depending on when Microsoft finds his replacement. Ballmer, a Microsoft lifer, joined the company in 1980 and was named as its second CEO in 2000, succeeding Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International, which helped bring Lou Gerstner to IBM in 1993, is considering both external and internal candidates for the job.


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