Former eEye CEO to Join Microsoft

By Sharon Linsenbach

Ross Brown, former CEO of eEye Digital Security and a veteran in the channel will start at Microsoft on June 2, Microsoft says. 

Brown will assume the title of vice president of solution and ISV partners in the Worldwide Partner Group and will develop and manage Microsoft's global partner account managers who work with ISVs, system integrators, and solution provider partners worldwide.

Brown came to endpoint security vendor eEye in 2005 as COO, was promoted to the company's CEO in September of 2006 but served only for about six months.  He was ousted by that company's board of directors in April 2007 and replaced with the company's then senior VP of sales and marketing, Kamal Arafeh.

A seasoned channel veteran, Brown spent three years at Citrix as vice preseident of worldwide sales and channel operations before working at eEye. He also was a worldwide channel marketing manager at IBM, and has been working as a private channel consultant since leaving eEye. 

Brown will report to Allison Watson, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft says. 
This article was originally published on 2008-05-27