Hit Parade: 15 Notable Cisco Executive Departures


Debra Chrapaty

Cisco took a big blow to its collaboration team with the departure of Debra Chrapaty, senior vice president of the Collaboration Software Group, who left Cisco in April to become CIO at Zynga, the fast-rising Internet gaming startup. She had come to Cisco from Microsoft, and at the time replaced Doug Dennerline in a key post running Cisco's UC and collaboration products, including WebEx. Chrapaty was also present for a Cisco collaboration debacle: the discontinuation of Cisco Mail, which was said to have cost Cisco as much as $250 million in development.



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