Microsoft’s chief financial officer is leaving the company and the company has yet to find a replacement.
John Connors is leaving to become a partner at a Seattle venture capital firm, after 16 years at Microsoft including five as chief financial officer.
Microsoft said it will consider both internal and external candidates to fill the chief financial officer position.
"I will miss Microsoft a great deal, but it’s time for me to move to a new chapter in my life," Connors said. "I’m looking forward to a greater emphasis on community and business participation in the Northwest."
Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer, said, "I want to thank John for his terrific contribution over the past 16 years and his participation in building a thriving set of businesses.
"John has done an awesome job building a world-class finance organisation for Microsoft and leaves behind a very capable team."