Microsoft Infrastructure Head Debra Chrapaty Departs For Cisco

Posted Sep 22, 2009

Debra Chrapaty was the head of the infrastructure business over at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). According to AllThingsD sources, Chrapaty left the company to join Cisco Systems as the corporate VP of Global Foundation Services. Chrapaty was one of the very few women executives over at Microsoft. She worked at the software giant for 7 years.

When Chrapaty was working at Microsoft she was in charge of Microsoft Live, Cloud and Online Services worldwide. She also managed over 200 Microsoft portals. At Cisco, Chrapaty will be responsible for the collaboration software group.

Chrapaty will be filling in the shoes for Doug Dennerline, who recently left for Dennerline now works as the EVP of Sales for the Americas at

Chrapaty used to be the CTO of the National Basketball Association. She also worked at Organic, AllBusiness, and E*TRADE.