Top Skype Executive Departs Microsoft

All Things D reports that corporate VP for Skype & Lync Mark Gillet is leaving Microsoft for an unspecified company.

Gillett, who is responsible for Skype’s product, engineering and operations worldwide, has been with the online telephony company for several years, including before Microsoft bought it. Previous to that, he worked at private equity giant Silver Lake in Europe.

Now this may be notable because it may mean Tony Bates could be out of the running for CEO.

Source: AllThingsD