Dave stepped down as our president this past Friday. Over the past year, in parallel with his successes at Microsoft he has had some family challenges. He felt it was best for his family to be together under the circumstances. In a company meeting on Friday Dave showed by his actions once again why's he's a great leader. You could tell from his comments and expressions, that it was not easy decision yet he felt it was the right one for him, his family, MS Canada and Microsoft as whole.
Putting family first is hard and in his role I can't imagine how tough a decision it would be. I do have to say that the whole situation made me feel good about Microsoft. His example combined with the total management team across Microsoft supporting this decision, really shows me that I'm at the right company!
Thanks for everything Dave and we wish you and your family all the best!!
Your eloquent sentiments would be echoed from those outside of Microsoft as well.