Software giant Microsoft said Tuesday it has hired veteran Silicon Valley executive Dan'l Lewin as vice president of .Net business development. Working out of the company's campus in Mountain View, Calif., Lewin will help develop new deals in the Valley centered on Microsoft's .Net initiative.
Lewin, who has had sales and marketing positions at Apple Computer and NeXT, most recently was CEO of Aurigin Systems, an enterprise software company. During Lewin's tenure at Apple, he helped launch the company's effort to enter the higher-education market and later headed the company's overall education sales and marketing for the company. He left Apple to help launch NeXT as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.