It has been revealed on Xbox Wire that Chief Product Officer for Xbox, Marc Whitten, will be leaving his current post to join the team at Sonos as Chief Product Officer.
Whitten has been working at Xbox for over a decade, joining the team in 2000, and has worked tirelessly during the launch and support of Xbox, Xbox 360 and the newly launched Xbox One. He has also played a part in making Xbox Live as strong a community as possible, with now over 48 million members worldwide.
Whitten had this to say about the decision:
“I have had the extreme pleasure over the last 14 years to work on the greatest product with the greatest team and for the greatest community; Xbox is so special because of the amazing team I’ve had the opportunity to work with and because our fans are the most incredible fans on the planet. It has been the highlight of my career to work on a product so loved. It’s incredibly tough to leave but I am confident the best days are ahead for Xbox fans, in the capable hands of a very talented team.”
The move will not be causing much disruption elsewhere, Marc’s team will now be reporting to Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President for Operating Systems. “I’m thankful for Marc’s leadership on Xbox and the incredible team he’s helped build,” said Myerson, “I look forward to working with Yusuf, Phil and the rest of the team to find a great replacement.”
Whitten’s last day will be March 21st, you can send him any well wishes via his Twitter handle “@notwen“.