Google Cloud Partner Exec Nina Harding Jumps to Microsoft to Lead GPSUS

Harding replaces Tyler Bryson as the corporate vice president of global partner solutions U.S.

Jeffrey Schwartz

November 4, 2022

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Microsoft has tapped Google Cloud executive Nina Harding to lead its Global Partner Solutions U.S. Partner Solutions (GSPUS) organization. Harding is Microsoft’s new corporate vice president, filling the role vacated by Tyler Bryson.


Microsoft’s Nina Harding

Bryson, who moved to lead Microsoft’s health public sector industry organization in July, is helping Harding transition into her new role. Bryson introduced Harding on Thursday in a Microsoft U.S. Partner blog post. When Microsoft announced Bryson’s move to the health public sector industry organization, the company said he would remain engaged with the U.S. partner team.

“I can’t think of a better person in the industry to take over leadership of GPSUS,” Bryson wrote.

Second Stint at Microsoft

For Harding, it’s her second stint at Microsoft. She was Microsoft’s director of global partner marketing and partner programs from 2003 to 2005.

After leaving Microsoft, Harding spent nearly 13 years in various partner roles at SAP before becoming Google’s global chief of partner advantage programs.

Earlier this year, Harding led the rollout of Google Cloud’s Consumption Packs, consisting of bundles to ease various migration scenarios. Harding commented in Bryson’s blog post that she welcomes the opportunity to help partners create new cloud-based solutions.

“We can deliver the power of the Azure cloud,” Harding said. “And with our partners, we can tailor it in a bespoke way to deliver exactly what our customers need to exceed their goals.”

Here’s our list of channel people on the move in October.

In addition to Bryson’s blog, Microsoft’s North America president Deb Cupp announced the hiring of Harding on LinkedIn. “Nina is an accomplished leader with 25 years of experience innovating with partners to build their capabilities and help drive growth,” Cupp said. “I look forward to Nina bringing her outside-in perspective and deep partner expertise to help our partners achieve more.”


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Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz has covered the IT industry for nearly three decades, most recently as editor-in-chief of Redmond magazine and executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner. Prior to that, he held various editing and writing roles at CommunicationsWeek, InternetWeek and VARBusiness (now CRN) magazines, among other publications.

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