Facebook's ex-security chief says Mark Zuckerberg should hire a new CEO
CNBC21 May 2019, 19:26 GMT. Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos said on Tuesday that Mark Zuckerberg should hire a new CEO and turn his focus to building products. "He needs to give up some of that power. If I was him, I would go hire a new CEO for the company." Stamos even offered a specific suggestion: Microsoft President Brad Smith. Stamos knows something about the issues plaguing the company — he was among the first people at Facebook to discover Russians were using the social network to interfere with the 2016 election. Since the departure in March of Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, Zuckerberg has been effectively acting as Facebook's product head, Stamos said, adding that he should keep his attention there and hand over the lead role.