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Chuck Robbins

Current role: SVP, Worldwide Sales, Cisco

Reports to Rob Lloyd

The affable Robbins, beloved by partners for the years he spent as Cisco's U.S. and Canada channel chief, saw his stock rise considerably in the last two years when Cisco's Americas sales organization was consolidated under him during the 2011 restructuring. Robbins now succeeds Lloyd as head of Cisco's worldwide sales within less than a year of his Americas takeover -- another substantial step in one of the more upwardly mobile careers at Cisco.