Amy Hood has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft. She succeeds outgoing CFO Peter Klein.
Today's a good day at Microsoft. Albeit the Redmond-based giant's previous Chief Financial Officer, Peter Klein, is leaving the company for personal reasons, it has named a good successor in the person of Amy Hood.
The 41-year old Hood, who has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, previously served as the chief of staff in the Server and Tools group at Microsoft and as the CFO of the Microsoft Business Division (MBD). Klein, however, will be around up until June to "ensure a smooth transition."
Throughout Hood's tenure at Microsoft, she was deeply involved in the strategy development and overall execution of the company’s successful acquisitions of Skype and Yammer. Prior to joining Microsoft, Hood worked at Goldman Sachs.