In April, Microsoft announced that its current chief financial officer, Peter Klein, will depart the company at the end of June. Now a new report claims that the new CFO could be named next week and it's likely to be a woman for the first time in Microsoft's history.
Tami Reller could be Microsoft's next CFO
Bloomberg reports that one of the top two candidates is Tami Reller, currently the CFO of Microsoft's Windows division. Reller was in the spotlight on Tuesday when she announced that Microsoft had sold 100 million licenses for Windows 8. The other top contender is Amy Hood, who is the CFO for Microsoft's Business division that includes their Office products. The article stated that Rik van der Kooi, the chief operating officer for Microsoft's Online division, is also in the running for the main CFO job.
Amy Hood is also in contention for the main CFO job
Hood reportedly was a major factor in Microsoft's acquisition of Skype in 2011 and Yammer in 2012. Reller, of course, has been in charge of the company's Windows business and marketing efforts. Of those two, the article says that Reller might be harder to replace if she gets the main CFO job, as Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8.1 later this year.
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