Chris Barry named the new president of Microsoft Canada, succeeding Kevin Peesker

With information from Lynn Greiner.

Chris Barry will succeed Kevin Peesker because the president of Microsoft Canada, following Peesker’s promotion to a worldwide function, Deb Cupp, president of Microsoft North America, introduced in a submit on LinkedIn. The transition will happen on July 1, the start of Microsoft’s fiscal 12 months.

Microsoft Canada’s soon-to-be president Chris Barry. Supply: Deb Cupp by way of LinkedIn.

Barry’s 19-year journey at Microsoft started as a senior product supervisor of the Microsoft pill PC division in 2005. He’s at present the vp of worldwide enterprise industrial technique and income. He has beforehand held roles as Microsoft’s vice-president of enterprise and industrial, and basic supervisor of Microsoft’s Pacific West District. He additionally spent two years as part of Microsoft Canada’s management staff beneath Janet Kennedy, Microsoft Canada president between 2013 and 2017, and one other two with Peesker, earlier than shifting to his present function.

Microsoft Canada president Kevin Peesker on the opening of the brand new HQ.
Photograph by Tom Li

Following the transition, Kevin Peesker will lead Microsoft’s worldwide small, medium, company and digital enterprise. Peesker joined the corporate because the president of Microsoft Canada in August 2017, coming from intensive management expertise at Dell, together with an nearly five-year tenure because the president of Dell EMC Canada.

Each Peesker and Barry will work in Toronto, Canada.

Creator: Tom Li

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