Mike Sinneck was named vice-president for worldwide services and will lead Microsoft's new efforts to offer integrated consulting services and product support to its large business customers.
The worldwide services group was created in April last year by combining Microsoft's consulting services and product support services groups. Microsoft said at the time that the new division would help the company take lead roles in large system integration contracts, and help its attempts to sell its server software products and emerging .Net technologies.
Sinneck will replace the group's vice-president, Robert McDowell, who will continue to work within the group while Sinneck makes the transition into his new role, Meadows said. Following that transition, McDowell will move into Microsoft's enterprise sales business as vice-president.
Sinneck's CV includes more than 30 years of experience supporting enterprise customers, Microsoft said. His previous role was as vice-president for business operations with IBM Global Services Americas.