Microsoft New CEO: It is never good when a former employee, particularly somebody high in the food chain, speaks out against his or her previous employer. However, this is exactly what former Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) executive Joachim Kempin is doing.
At this point, Kempin, a former senior vice president in charge of sales to PC makers, does not believe that current CEO Steve Ballmer is the right man for the job.
Microsoft is one of the hedge fund industry’s most popular stock picks, and it’s always important to pay attention to the smart money (see just why here).
According to a recent report by KOMO News, Kempin is disappointed in the fact that things have changed at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) so much over the years. It has been 11 years since he was last employed by the well known tech giant.
He was concise when saying that Microsoft is “no longer a nimble company.”
With all this in mind, he still believes that Bill Gates has the right approach on how to get things done and reach the company’s goals. That being said, he added the following:
“There’s no real technical leader inside the company. That’s a real issue that they have.”
It is easy to see that Kempin prefers Gates as the CEO, stating that employees had more freedom to innovate when he was the man in charge.
“Steve likes to control you more, and that was a huge difference, at least for me and other people.”
With all this in mind, you may be wondering why anybody cares what this former Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) employee has to say. After all, he has not worked for the company for more than 10 years.
Well, the answer is simple: Kempin has come out with a book detailing his time at the company, entitled “Resolve and Fortitude.”
What are your thoughts on what Kempin has to say? Do you agree with him that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) should consider a change at the top? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section below.
Check back here for more updates on Microsoft New CEO.
DISCLOSURE: I have no positions in any stock mentioned.
For more MSFT news stories, visit these pages: