Head marketer Mathews is latest executive to leave Microsoft

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Mich Mathews, SVP of the central marketing group at Microsoft, will leave the company “effective at the end of the summer,” the Redmond, Wash.-based company said in a statement. She is the latest in a string of executive departures from Microsoft in the past two years.

The company said Mathews “will work closely with [COO] Kevin Turner to ensure a smooth transition while her successor is identified.”

Carolyn Everson, corporate VP of global advertising sales and trade marketing, left the company in February to become VP of global sales at Facebook. Other executives who have left Microsoft in the past two years include former CFO Chris Liddell, former president of the entertainment and devices division Robbie Bach, and former chief software architect Ray Ozzie.

Mathews oversees a $1 billion budget for Microsoft products including Windows, Xbox and Bing, according to The Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital, and is responsible for the company's global marketing communications as SVP of the central marketing group. She began working at the company in 1989 as a consultant and joined Microsoft as the head of corporate PR in 1993.

Microsoft restructured the central marketing group last February, naming David Webster chief strategy officer and Gayle Troberman chief creative officer. Both report to Mathews.

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