And one more! Microsoft have been making top management changes hard and fast, and now we have another addition to the board, bringing the total seats to eleven.
Redmond describes John W. Stanton as a pioneer and innovator in the US and global wireless industry.
The man has spent years at the helm of a number of large wireless operators in the United States. He was the chairman and CEO of VoiceStream, before it was acquired by Deutsche Telekom, and was subsequently renamed T-Mobile USA.
Here is a list of the Microsoft board members, before Stanton joined:
- Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor
- Satya Nadella, Microsoft chief executive officer
- Steve Ballmer, former chief executive officer of Microsoft
- John W. Thompson, Microsoft chairman and chief executive officer of Virtual Instruments
- Dina Dublon, former chief financial officer of JPMorgan Chase
- Maria M. Klawe, president, Harvey Mudd College
- David F. Marquardt, general partner at August Capital
- Charles H. Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America Corp.
- Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG
- G. Mason Morfit, president, ValueAct Capital
Stanton has released his first public statement after joining the board, explaining that Microsoft is currently going through a pivotal moment in history:
“I’m happy to be joining Microsoft at such a pivotal moment in the company’s history. I know firsthand what an indispensable role Microsoft plays in the technology industry, in the lives of countless people around the world, and in the Puget Sound region, so I’m excited to have the opportunity to help shape Microsoft’s future.”
Microsoft’s chief executive officer, Satya Nadella, also commented on this new addition, stating that Stanton is going to play a key role in charting the future of the company.