/// Exclusive: Microsoft Strategy Exec Hank Vigil to Depart, Will Remain Strategic Adviser
Microsoft’s SVP of Strategy and Partnership Hank Vigil will be leaving the software giant to focus on investing in and advising for early-stage start-up companies, according to an internal memo. But the 25-year company veteran will also become a “strategic adviser” to Microsoft. That’s probably a good idea, since Vigil is one of the company’s most visible and well-liked execs in the tech community, especially in Silicon Valley. He also is Microsoft’s best-dressed exec, if I might be so bold to say. Vigil has had wide-ranging jobs all over Microsoft in his many years there. He has most recently been working directly with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, according to his company bio , “developing and managing strategic relationships, mergers, acquisitions and investment partnerships with media, consumer electronics, telecommunications, software and Internet companies.” In that role, Vigil has worked on a range of deals, including with Facebook, Nokia, News Corp. and many others.