Todd Bishop at the Seattle PI:
The Microsoft executive who oversaw the company’s acquisitions and investments group for the past two years is leaving to join a New York-based financial advisory firm.
Brian Roberts, corporate vice president of the company’s Corporate Development group, will become a managing director at Evercore Partners, the Redmond company confirmed Friday. At the firm, Roberts will join Richard Emerson — a former Microsoft senior vice president who preceded Roberts as head of acquisitions and investments.
During Roberts’ tenure in the position, Microsoft acquired a string of small- and midsized companies to supplement its products and bolster its initiatives in newer areas.
Roberts is being succeeded on an interim basis by Marc Brown and for the moment, at least, Roberts’ Microsoft bio is still online.