Cisco recently disclosed several key changes to its executive team that will shift more power to the company's top technology executives. Cisco’s chief strategist and M&A expert, Ned Hooper, is leaving the company, and senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group, Barry O’Sullivan, is leaving that role but staying with the company as an advisor.
Cisco commonly makes major executive changes near the close of its fiscal year, which ends on July 31. Other recent changes include the move of Edzard Overbeek, who is taking over Cisco's global services organization, and the promotion of Bruce Klein to succeed Keith Goodwin as head of Cisco's Worldwide Partner Organization.
That's a lot of changes for partners to absorb.