Recode today revealed that Microsoft’s Vice President of US Advertising Sales Keith Lorizio is leaving the company. Keith joined Microsoft in 2006 from Yahoo where he was heading Advertising sales team. For the past 8 years at Microsoft, Keith helped building a strong US sales team. Frank Holland, the CVP for Microsoft’s Advertising and Online businesses and Eric Dahlberg, the director of U.S. network & exchange sales for Microsoft Advertising sent internal memos regarding Keith’s departure.
From: Frank Holland
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2014 2:45 PM
To: A&O US Sales FTE Cc: Barry Dougan; Frank Holland Direct Reports
Subject: A&O US Sales Leadership Announcement
I am writing to inform you that Keith Lorizio is no longer with Microsoft. I would like to thank Keith for his leadership and contribution to the US Sales team, and his role in building up a sales org with such extraordinary talent and potential over the last 8 years.
I have begun a search for a new VP of US Sales. In the interim, I have asked Barry Dougan to step in and lead the A&O US Sales team.
I have tremendous amount of confidence in all of you and know each of you will continue to do great work for our customers and each other.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Barry or your managers if you have questions. I look forward to seeing you at NSM.
Read the other memo from the link below.