Janet Kennedy brings more than a decade of innovation at Microsoft to
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Microsoft Corporation today announced the
appointment of Janet Kennedy to the role of President, Microsoft Canada
With over a decade of accomplishments at Microsoft, Janet has a track
record of success at the organization, with a particular focus on the
move to cloud services. Kennedy joins Microsoft Canada at a time of
growth for the company, which is making a global shift to a services
and devices organization.
"Microsoft has a clear mission to help people and businesses realize
their full potential and I couldn't be prouder to be joining the team
helping Microsoft achieve its full potential here in Canada," said
Kennedy. "The foundations that have been built by my predecessors are
incredibly strong, and I'm honoured to be making Canada - and Microsoft
Canada - my new home."
Kennedy joined Microsoft in 2002 with a focus on helping shape the
organization's Industry approach, specializing in Retail & Hospitality.
For the past 5 years, Kennedy has been the Regional Vice President for
Enterprise customers, first in the US West Region, and most recently in
US Central Region. In this role Kennedy grew the business by more than
$1 billion to over $3 billion and has been instrumental in leading the
transformation to the cloud with some of the largest and earliest
customers on Office 365.
"Microsoft is in a position of great strength in Canada, and that
strength is only reinforced by today's appointment" said Judson
Althoff, President, Microsoft North America. "Janet is a forward
thinker who is uniquely equipped to meld a consumer and enterprise
approach to business. I know we can continue to expect great things
from Canada under Janet's leadership."
Prior to Microsoft, Kennedy had a long career at IBM in numerous roles.
She received a degree in Industrial Management/Industrial Engineering
from Purdue University and earned her MBA from McColl School of
Business, Queens University in Charlotte, N.C.
Janet will begin the transition immediately. Her move to Canada will
happen quickly, as relocation details are finalized.
SOURCE: Microsoft Canada Inc.
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