Marc Brown, the chief of Microsoft mergers and acquisitions will be leaving the company after working for the company for over two-decades after working on deals such as LinkedIn to Nokia Oyj’s handset unit.
Brown, vice president of corporate development, reported to Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood. Information regarding a replacement for Brown has yet to be disclosed. Currently, the company is still looking for a senior business development executive to take the place of Peggy Johnson, who had left the company for Magic Leap, to become their CEO, in July.
Most recently, Brown had worked on Microsoft’s take-over if ZeniMax Media Inc., a video-game company, for $7.5 billion in cash. He had also been a part of the company’s attempt to be able to buy the US assets of TikTok, which did not go through as ByteDance, the parent company of the video-sharing app had chosen a deal with Oracle.
Brown has also worked with Steve Ballmer and Satya Nadella, and many other CFOs.