Microsoft VP Brad Anderson is leaving the company to join Qualtrics

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Microsoft corporate vice president of Commercial Management Experiences, Brad Anderson, is leaving the company after 18 years. As noted in a post on ZDNet, Anderson will join Qualtrics as President of Products & Services. Anderson posted about his decision to leave Microsoft in a post on LinkedIn.

“My new role, as President of Products & Services at Qualtrics brings an opportunity to dig in, learn more & contribute to the category of Experience Management (XM) that Qualtrics is defining and building. It also presents an opportunity to return to my hometown in Utah & help accelerate the growth of the tech sector of Silicon Slopes in addition to Seattle.”

Qualtrics shares two co-headquarters, one in Seattle, Washington and another in Provo, Utah, where Anderson will be moving to join Qualtrics. Harv Bhela, corporate vice president of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance is rumored to take Anderson’s place. Bhela is another Microsoft veteran, with over 24 years at the company. Anderson will join another former Microsoft employee already working at Qualtrics; Julie Larson-Green left Microsoft in 2017 and now serves as the chief experience officer at Qualtrics. Qualtrics chief executive officer Zig Serafin is another former Microsoft employee.