Microsoft has confirmed former HP senior vice president Tony Prophet will be joining Microsoft as the new Windows Marketing Chief:
“We can confirm Tony Prophet will be joining Microsoft as corporate vice president, Windows Marketing, reporting to Chris Capossela. Tony will focus on growing the Windows ecosystem and enabling our partners to be more successful building on Windows.”
Prophet will join the company in May and is replacing Thom Gruhler, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Windows. Gruhler took over Tami Reller’s old position after she announced she would be leaving the company. Gruhler is going into hiding under Qi Lu in the Applications and Services group in an unspecified role. Prophet will report to Chris Capossela who Nadella named as Chief Marketing Officer.