Parallels hires VP of Russia away from Microsoft

At the end of the last week Parallels announced the appointment of Birger Steen as its new President.

Steen started in Microsoft in 2002. He led the Norway subsidiary for two years as General Manager, then moved to Russia.
There, in four years, he built a 1000+ people subsidiary spread across 34 locations, achieving a 10x revenue and profit growth.

Parallels says that Steen will report to Serguei Beloussov, Chairman and CEO, and will be responsible for sales, marketing, product management, and support, as well as assisting Mr. Beloussov in transforming the company for the next stage of growth.