It has been just six months since Julie Larson-Green resumed her duties at Microsoft and 25 years since she first joined the company, but she has finally decided to call it quits at Microsoft and pursue something new.
Larson-Green has confirmed that Tuesday will be her last day at Microsoft. After recovering from a back injury in May 2017, she took a role in Microsoft’s hardware division.
“While I was recovering from my surgery, with Microsoft’s support, I was able to spend time on my passion for advising companies on building customer-first products and creating a great company culture,” Larson-Green said. “After 25 years at Microsoft, I’m taking the opportunity to continue to do that work and pursue new adventures.”
Larson-Green has held numerous leadership roles at Microsoft playing important roles in development of Windows, Office and Surface Tablet. Her recent leadership role was that of a Chief Experience Officer for the Office Experience unit, after which she worked various roles across different teams.
It may be challenging for Microsoft to find a replacement for Larson-Green. Steven Sinofsky, who was replaced by Larson-Green, had nothing but praise for her.
Employees who previously worked Larson-Green are now reporting to Jeff Teper. Teper is responsible for Office, SharePoint, and OneDrive. “We thank Julie for the numerous contributions she’s made to Microsoft over the last 25 years, and we wish her the very best in her new endeavors,” the company said.