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Cisco's Changing Of The Guard: 8 Executive Moves That Illustrate CEO Robbins' Software-Centric Push

Matt Brown

Alison Gleeson

Gleeson announced her decision to her team Thursday morning. She is staying on with the company until the end of its fiscal year July 28. Gleeson is a 20-year-plus Cisco employee who started with the company in 1996 as a regional sales manager and worked her way up through the company's commercial sales ranks before taking the position as senior vice president, Americas nearly four years ago. Along the way, Gleeson developed a reputation as a channel-friendly exec who wasn't averse to working in the sales trenches. "Leadership transitions are a very natural and normal part of a company transformation," Cisco said in a statement to CRN. "While it can be hard to see good leaders go, it provides other talent with the opportunity to step up and it gives the company a chance to bring in new perspectives." Cisco hasn't named Gleeson's replacement.

 
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