SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 24, 2009
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(State or Other Jurisdiction
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1861 International Drive
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(b) On March 24, 2009, the Companys Executive Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Arthur S. Locke, III, informed the Company of his resignation from the Company, effective March 25, 2009. Mr. Locke resigned so that he may pursue other opportunities.
(c) The Company has initiated a search for a new Chief Financial Officer. The Companys Vice President, Worldwide Tax & Treasurer and acting Vice President, Worldwide Controller, Douglas K. Thede, will be serving as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company and will be performing the finance and accounting functions previously performed by Mr. Locke, effective March 26, 2009. Mr. Thede, age 40, has served as the Companys acting Vice President, Worldwide Controller since March 2009, as Vice President, Worldwide Tax & Treasurer since November 2008, and was previously Vice President, Worldwide Tax Planning & Compliance since joining MicroStrategy in June 2008. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Thede served as Senior Director, Tax of Convergys Corporation, an S&P 500 company that provides relationship management solutions, from March 2005 to June 2008, and as Senior Tax Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from August 2003 to March 2005. Mr. Thede also served a total of twelve years with Cincinnati Bell Inc., Ernst & Young LLP and KPMG Peat Marwick from 1991 to 2003. Mr. Thede is a certified public accountant and received a B.S. in Business from Miami University.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: March 27, 2009|| |
|Name:||Michael J. Saylor|
|Title:||Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer|