Current role: President, Development and Sales, Cisco
Reports to John Chambers
Cisco insiders and Cisco partners describe Lloyd as the front-runner to succeed Chambers, and who's to blame them? Lloyd has run Cisco's global sales organization during some of its best years, is well liked both inside and outside of Cisco's four walls, and has seen his level of exposure skyrocket in the last three years in particular, especially as a competitive spokesman. Partners think highly of him, too -- Lloyd "gets the channel," many say, because he himself ran a Canadian VAR decades ago. Safe money is on Lloyd.