The Most Significant IT Executive Moves Of 2012 (So Far)

Ned Hooper

Padmasree Warrior's move to the chief strategy officer seat came following word that Ned Hooper, Cisco's chief strategist and M&A chief, would leave Cisco to start an investment partnership. Hooper, a 13-year Cisco veteran, "pioneered the model for large-scale M&A at Cisco," according to CEO John Chambers, and spearheaded major Cisco acquisitions such as Tandberg, WebEx, Airespace, Starent and, most recently, the NDS Group. Hooper also managed Cisco's $2 billion investment portfolio.


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