Corporate America has been quaking in its boots since Microsoft announced in August that CEO Steve Ballmer would retire within 12 months and launched its search for a replacement. Given the enormous task Microsoft’s next CEO will face, the compensation is likely to be substantial, and the lure of all that pelf will not be easy to resist. Microsoft “needs to find someone with world-class management skills and knowledge of numerous, often disparate, markets who is also a rock star executive,” said Charles King, principal at Pund-IT.
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Corporate Boards Quake as Microsoft Scours for CEO
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