Bloomberg Law
April 26, 2017, 9:43 PM

Spotify’s GC on Moving from Microsoft to the Music Streaming Service

Casey Sullivan

When Horacio Gutierrez left Microsoft Corporation last year to lead the law department at Spotify, he placed a bet on the music streaming company’s future.

The 52-year-old lawyer had spent 18 years working up the ranks of the technology giant, earning himself a promotion to General Counsel and Corporate Vice President just six months before a headhunter convinced him to jump ship.

“I felt almost as though, if I had the opportunity to join Microsoft in 1982, before the company became public, and if I had become part of the seminal group of people to take the company public, and ...

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