Gordon started at Microsoft last week as vice president of global accounts, heading the software giant's sales efforts among its top 50 customers, a company representative said Friday. In her new role, Gordon will report to Simon Witts, corporate vice president of Microsoft's enterprise sales group.
At Sun, Gordon was, a position she had held since August 2002, after previously heading Sun One sales.
Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich, who first noted Gordon's departure from Sun in a Nov. 3 research note, saidcould suffer if more executives defect to rivals.
"Sun's downturn can become self-reinforcing if too many execs depart," Milunovich said in the report.