Xbox strategy chief quits Microsoft for Apple

After 15 years at Microsoft, Richard Theversam has left his role as senior director of business, insights and strategy. Theversam accepted an education-related role at Apple’s European office. Between 2005 and 2007, Theversam was the director for platform and marketing for Xbox.

As a Microsoft spokesperson told MCV this week:

“We can confirm that Richard Teversham, director of business, insights and strategy, has taken a new opportunity outside of Microsoft. A process is underway for recruiting his replacement.

A 15-year veteran of Xbox and Microsoft, Richard has been an integral part of the success of Xbox in Europe and in the UK.

We thank him for his considerable and valuable contributions to the Xbox business in EMEA during his time with us, and wish him every possible future success. “

I wonder what “education-related” means. I’m quite sure he is not going to teach people how to use their iPods.