The 25 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves Of 2013


Steve Ballmer

It's the end of an era for Microsoft: Steve Ballmer, the company's passionate and boisterous CEO, announced last summer that 2013 would be his last full year with the company. A Microsoft lifer, Ballmer joined the company in 1980 and worked in a variety of management and sales roles before succeeding Bill Gates as CEO in 2000. Ballmer's impending retirement set off a massive CEO search by Microsoft, which is still considering its options.