“Four senior Microsoft executives, including Stephen Elop and Mark Penn, will leave the technology company in the biggest organizational shake-up yet under Satya Nadella, its chief executive,” Nick Wingfield reports for The New York Times.

“In an email sent to Microsoft employees on Wednesday morning, Mr. Nadella said that three of the departures were related to his decision to organize the company’s engineering efforts into fewer groups,” Wingfield reports. “The three executives leaving as a result are Mr. Elop, former chief executive of Nokia, who has been leading Microsoft’s devices group; Eric Rudder, leader of its advanced technology and education efforts; and Kirill Tatarinov, head of its business solutions group.”

“Mr. Nadella said that Mr. Penn, Microsoft’s chief strategy officer, informed him several months ago that he planned to leave the company in September to form a private equity fund, among other pursuits,” Wingfield reports. “While Mr. Penn has worked for Microsoft for a number of years, he is best known as a former campaign strategist for Hillary and Bill Clinton.”

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