Hit Parade: 15 Notable Cisco Executive Departures


Ed Richards

Ed Richards came to Cisco following its acquisition of Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence in 2009. Richards-Zeta, of which Richards was CEO and a founder, brought Cisco building management technology and helped yield Cisco Mediator, a system that monitors and manages heating systems, A/C systems and various other appliances within commercial buildings to make their use more efficient. Following the acquisition, Richards became a director of worldwide business development at Cisco, but Cisco confirmed to CRN and other outlets that Richards was among those who took Cisco's early retirement package last month. The team Richards was part of reports into Marthin De Beer, senior vice president, Emerging Business Group.