Microsoft names new global partner head

Former US Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Boss Phil Sorgen selected as replacement for Jon Roskill

Microsoft has named its US Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) lead Phil Sorgen to the post of executive vice president of its Worldwide Partner Group.

Sorgen will formally replace outgoing corporate veep Jon Roskill on 1 September.

A long-term Microsoft vet, Sorgen holds a BBA and MBA in management and marketing from the University of Texas, and has served as president of Microsoft Canada and GM of EPG national sales, among other things.

Sorgen has been a member of SMS&P’s corporate VP Vahé Torossian’s extended leadership team for some time and has already been heavily involved in a number of global strategic initiatives around Microsoft’s channel.

Said Torossian: “Our partner ecosystem is a key asset to Microsoft and carries tremendous strategic importance to the company.

“Phil’s rich leadership experience in working with our customers and partners in the US and Canada makes him an ideal fit to help our partners drive new opportunities as Microsoft transforms into a company delivering devices and high-value cloud services,” he added.

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