Terry Myerson, who took over the Windows Phone lead from Andy Lees late last year, was awarded VentureBeat’s first Top Mobile Mover award. The prize was announced through a blog post and awarded at the publication’s Mobile Summit conference.
Windows Phone lead Myerson beat out other industry figures like Jack Dorsey, who co-founded both Twitter and mobile payments startup Square, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, Google’s Android chief Andy Rubin and, interestingly, Nokia’s VP of mobile phones Mary McDowell.
The post provides some background on Myerson and his work within Microsoft:
Noted for his no-nonsense approach, Myerson helped lead the charge for Microsoftâ€™s momentous â€œreset,â€ when the company essentially threw out everything it had been doing with Windows Mobile and reinvented its mobile operating system from the ground up.
Myerson is now charged with leading the Windows Phone business, improving Windows Phoneâ€™s marketing efforts, managing relationships with wireless carriers, implementing new software features in recent Windows Phone updates, and most notably, navigating Microsoftâ€™s strategic partnership with Nokia.
As for why they chose Myerson, the post notes:
Windows Phone is early in its lifecycle, but itâ€™s an attractive, responsive operating system thatâ€™s getting a lot of notice. You can count on it to make big waves in the mobile market this year. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve named Myerson our Top Mobile Mover for 2012.