Hit Parade: 15 Notable Cisco Executive Departures

Dave O'Callaghan

Several executives well-known to Cisco channel partners opted for Cisco's early retirement package, and they included Dave O'Callaghan, vice president, worldwide commercial sales. O'Callaghan, who before being named to that role in 2010 was Cisco's distribution chief, was the prime mover behind Cisco's Fast Track 2, a program to help move lower-end Cisco routing, switching and security products more efficiently through distribution. O'Callaghan's role at Cisco has essentially been eliminated, with the channel aspect of commercial sales now under Andrew Sage, vice president worldwide partner-led, in his new role running Cisco's partner-led strategy.

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