Microsoft makes three channel focused hires

Microsoft has appointed Nicole Dezen to the newly created title of Chief Partner Officer (CPO) following the departure of global channels head Rodney Clark earlier this year.

Dezen (pictured) will retain her role as CVP of Global Partner Solutions while taking singular accountability for the commercial partner business.

Nick Parker, Microsoft President for Industry and Partner Sales, said: “Dezen's designation as CPO demonstrates our continued investment in our partner strategy and commitment to the importance of the entire partner ecosystem to Microsoft.”

Dezen has more than 25 years of tech sales experience, including the past 15 at Microsoft in various leadership roles in the partner organisation.

Microsoft has also hired David Smith as VP of Channel Sales and Julie Sanford as VP of Partner GTM, Programs & Experiences.

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