CEO Kevin Johnson tops the list of Juniper executive departures in 2013.
Juniper CEO since 2008, Johnson in July unexpectedly announced plans to retire during Juniper's second-quarter earnings call with analysts. "After 32 years in a line operating role, with the past five years here at Juniper, my family and I decided it was time to take a break," Johnson said at the time.
Partners had mixed feelings about Johnson's exit; some told CRN they welcomed the idea of Juniper hitting the reset button, while others feared the change could disrupt the success of their own Juniper businesses.
Juniper in November named Shaygan Kheradpir, a former Barclays and Verizon executive, as Johnson's replacement. Kheradpir officially started as CEO on Jan. 1, 2014.