Calling it a “sabbatical” and admitting he’s “ready for a time out,” longtime Snap Chief Compliance Officer Dominic Perella announced via LinkedIn on Monday he’s planning to step down in the spring.

Perella, who has served as the social media giant’s vice president, deputy general counsel and CCO for seven years, called his time with the Snapchat developer “a truly incredible experience.” He has been with the company from startup to “the complex multinational it is today.”

“Snap presents itself as a company powered by creativity and kindness, and never has there been a more accurate self-portrayal,” Perella wrote. “Everyone I’ve worked with at Snap over the years has been whip-smart, creative, and kind to a fault.”

In announcing his “impending departure,” Perella began recruitment for his successors. Snap is searching for a new CCO and global head of litigation.

Prior to joining Snap in March 2015, Perella worked more than eight years as a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, according to his LinkedIn profile.