Microsoft’s CFO Chris Liddell (pictured), 51, a New Zealand import, is bored and wants a better job.
So he’s “looking at a number of opportunities that will expand his career beyond being a CFO” – according to a statement out of Microsoft – and will be leaving at the end of the year.
Microsoft’s replacing him with Peter Klein, 47, currently CFO of Microsoft’s $19 billion-a-year Business Division, responsible for Office.
He was previously CFO of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business.
Liddell failed to move Microsoft’s stock in the four years he’s had the job but is associated with its recent $3 billion cost-cutting exercise and the $14 billion the company returned to shareholders through dividends and stock buy-backs.
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