Among Cisco ’s major senior management changes that include the coming departure of 2 company presidents is the appointment of Joe Cozzolino to svp, services. After spending the past 2 years heading Cisco’s service provider mobility and video infrastructure businesses (which include cable modems, video gateways and set-tops), the Motorola and Arris vet will lead the company’s services organization. Cozzolino joined Cisco when the company split its Service Provider Video Technology Group into two, with one handling software and the other mostly hardware. The software team was headed by Jesper Anderson before he left late last year to become pres/CEO of network control company Infoblox.
A quick recap of the shakeup announced last week: Incoming CEO Chuck Robbins announced that his new leadership team includes Pankaj Patel as evp/chief development officer, Kelly Framer as evp/CFO, Rebecca Jacoby as svp of operations and Francine Katsoudas as svp/chief people officer. In addition, Guillermo Diaz, svp of IT, has been upped to CIO, reporting to Jacoby. Hilton Romanski will be the new chief technology and strategy officer. The new marketing chief is Karen Walker while Chris Dedicoat will head worldwide sales. Mark Chandler will be svp and general counsel, and Dr. Ruba Borno will be vp of growth initiatives and chief of staff. Amid the changes, Padmasree Warrior, current CTO and strategy chief, and Edzard Overbeek, svp of services, will “move into strategic advisor roles, effective immediately and stay through the transition,” according to Cisco.