30 Notable IT Executive Moves: November 2011

Paul Perez

Paul Perez, a 26-year HP employee whose last role at the company was chief technologist of HP StorageWorks, has had a bumpy ride leaving HP for Cisco, where he is said to have accepted a job as as CTO of Cisco's Server Access Virtualization Technology Group. HP sued Perez, claiming violation of non-compete agreements Perez is said to have signed, and Cisco in turn created headlines by publicly lambasting HP for attempting to block Perez's move -- and those of two other former HP-ers to Cisco -- as part of what Cisco General Counsel Mark Chandler described as HP's "desperate moves to lock up human capital."