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August 28, 2012

Cisco News - Cisco's SVP for Global Enterprise Leaves Company

By Tracey E. Schelmetic, TMCnet Contributor

Departing from Cisco (News - Alert) this week is Paul Mountford, the company's senior vice president for global enterprise. Mountford, who is reportedly moving back to the UK to be with his family, had been with Cisco for 16 years.

Until the re-organization in Cisco that saw him appointed to SVP in June of last year, he had been the company's global channel chief. The global enterprise division of Cisco has been described as the company's “bread and butter.”

The news was first broken on CRN by blogger Chad Berndtson. A Cisco spokesperson confirmed Mountford's departure and return to the UK.

“Paul has been with Cisco for more than 16 years and has held a variety of roles including leading Cisco's emerging market strategy and overseeing our worldwide channels organization,” said the spokesperson in a statement provided to CRN. “We sincerely thank Paul for his contributions and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

In the interim, Nick Adamo, senior vice president, service provider, will be taking over Mountford's duties and filling the position for both Cisco's service provider and enterprise segments, reported CRN. Before his departure, Mountford oversaw about 875 employees in various Cisco technology architecture sales leaders for the company's Borderless Networks, Collaboration and Data Center, as well as engineering and design teams. 

Business Insider notes that Cisco has seen more than its share of executive departures as of late. The latest round happened in June, when the company's chief strategy officer Ned Hooper departed and was replaced by Padmasree Warrior (News - Alert).

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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