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Microsoft has hired multiple executives this year from Google, AWS, Salesforce and VMware among other cloud rivals.

A corporate vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa recruited from Amazon Web Services. Another CVP with a history at Salesforce. And a vice president of messaging and real time analytics platform from Google.

These are some of the biggest hires for Microsoft this year with track records from some of the Redmond, Wash.-based vendor’s biggest rivals in cloud computing.

The hires come as these tech titans compete over a scarcity of technical talent to further practices around cloud, business applications and industry-focused products and services.

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Microsoft Hires From Google, AWS

Microsoft, Google and Amazon have all laid off tens of thousands of employees this year as customers slow spending on workplace technology since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the emerging field of generative AI has the potential to reinvigorate customer spending and appetite around technology.

Some of these major Microsoft hires from competitors include:

*Darren Hardman, CVP, EMEA

*Jonathan Hunt, CVP, Business Applications

*Yitzhak Kesselman, VP, Messaging and Real Time Analytics Platform

Read on for more about Microsoft’s biggest hires so far this year from rivals.


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Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at [email protected].


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