The Executive Exodus At Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks tapped Verizon Communications executive Shaygan Kheradpir to be its new CEO, succeeding CEO Kevin Johnson, who abruptly announced his retirement in July. Question is, will anyone be there to greet him?
There has been a flood of executives leaving Juniper this year, especially from the company’s channel manager ranks. It started in March when Frank Vitagliano, senior vice president of Americas partners, left in March for a job at Dell. He was followed by Worldwide Partner Development Vice President Steve Pataky in August, Worldwide Partners Senior Executive Emilio Umeoka in October, and U.S. Channel Chief Chris Jones in November. Within little more than a week in December, both Americas Partner Development Executive Hojin Kim and Worldwide Distribution Vice President Donna Grothjan left for greener pastures at Hewlett-Packard. Beyond the channel operation, departing executives included Bob Muglia, executive vice president of the company's Software Solutions Division.