Dev Stahlkopf, who joined Microsoft Corp 14 years ago and became its general counsel in 2018, is leaving the company to become chief legal officer of another tech giant – network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins announced Stahlkopf’s hire in a statement on Tuesday. He said she will join the company on Aug. 2.
Mark Chandler, who had been Cisco’s CLO, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. A Cisco representative said Tuesday that after 25 years at the company Chandler decided “to retire from Cisco effective in May. He continues to serve as an advisor to the company and the board to ensure a smooth transition.”