After 17 years, corporate vice president Brad Anderson is leaving Microsoft

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Brad Anderson, Microsoft corporate vice president of Commercial Management Experiences, is leaving Microsoft after almost 18 years. Anderson announced the move on LinkedIn on January 11, 2021. Anderson will join Qualtrics as president of Products & Services.

Anderson is a higher-level executive working on Windows management and security of PCs and mobile devices. He also works on the deployment of Microsoft 365 services by businesses.

ZDNet reports that Anderson will be replaced by Harv Bhela, who is currently the corporate vice president of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance. Bhela has been with Microsoft for almost 24 years.

On his LinkedIn page, Anderson states that there are more than 100 million commercial Windows 10 daily active users. According to Anderson, Office 365 monthly active users are up by more than 40 million per year.

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ZDNet reached out to Microsoft to see when Anderson will leave the company and when Bhela will take over, but Microsoft has not responded at this time.

“My time at Microsoft is a fundamental part of my life story, and I am so grateful for the people who shared this time with me,” said Anderson in his post announcing his departure. He also highlights some of the things he’s learned over his years at Microsoft, including the importance of culture, customer empathy, humility, and integrity. His final highlighted lesson is that “business is a team sport.

Anderson joins several other Microsoft veterans, including Julie Larson-Green, Qualtrics chief experience officer, and Zig Serafin, Qualtrics CEO.

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