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Cisco Exec Shakeup Continues as Two More SVPs Leave

Two more Cisco Systems senior leaders are on their way out, the latest in a series of executive departures, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.  Scott Brown, Cisco’s SVP of global virtual sales and customer success, is leaving the company after 22 years. He led a global Cisco organization with more than 3,400 sales, engineering, and customer support employees, according to his LinkedIn profile. A Cisco spokeswoman confirmed Mr. Brown’s departure but said he “will continue to lead the team over the next couple of months, to ensure the handover to a new leader is seamless.” 

Also leaving is Joe Cozzolino, who until recently was SVP of Cisco’s $12 billion Services unit, which provides customer support and other services such as installing and configuring Cisco products. He joined Cisco in 2013 from Motorola, where he ran Motorola Mobility’s network infrastructure unit. 

The exits give  CEO Chuck Robbins more chance to reshape the networking company’s executive leadership team. He’s already brought in fresh blood: in late March Robbins hired two veteran executives from outside the company to fill key roles in sales and customer support. 


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