Microsoft has appointed Judson Althoff, former senior vice president at Oracle, to the role of president, North America Sales & Marketing, and corporate vice president.

Mr. Althoff will manage a team of sales, marketing and services professionals across the United States and Canada, within a division that was a significant contributor to Microsoft’s $73 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2013.

Mr. Althoff previously served as senior vice president of worldwide alliances and channels and embedded sales at Oracle, where he led worldwide indirect and embedded sales. During his 14 years at Oracle, Mr. Althoff held a number of senior positions, including group vice president for worldwide alliances, and vice president of global platform and distribution sales. Before Oracle, he held several sales leadership roles at EMC.

Mr. Althoff will assume his new role at Microsoft on March 29, 2013, reporting to Kevin Turner , chief operating officer at Microsoft.