Judge Says No to Former Microsoft Exec Taking Salesforce Job

Mark J

Updated · Mar 01, 2011

A Washington state judge has extended an order prohibiting a former Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) executive from taking a job with Salesforce (NYSE: CRM). According to this report on CRN, the the judge said it would violate Matt Miszewski's non-compete agreement.

“Matt Miszewski quit as general manager of Microsoft's worldwide government division in December and in January Salesforce announced that it had hired him as senior vice president, Global Public Sector, where he would to lead the company's cloud-computing public sector initiatives.

“But Microsoft went to court to stop Salesforce from hiring Miszewski, arguing that it violated confidentiality and non-competition agreements he signed when he joined Microsoft in 2007.”

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