CRN Exclusive: Ex-Cisco President Moore Talks About Why He Left, His New Roles With Hot Security Vendors And Being Disruptive
Moore Talks Past, Present And Future
Former Cisco presidents Gary Moore and Rob Lloyd were the first two top executives to leave the networking leader following the announced appointment of its new CEO Chuck Robbins. Moore, Cisco's first-ever chief operating officer, left the company after 14 years and later declined an advisory role at San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco.
"Whoever the winner was, whether it was an internal or external candidate, I knew my time was going to be up," Moore said in an interview with CRN.
Moore has since becomes a board member at a pair of security companies: vArmour, a data center security specialist based in Mountain View, Calif.; and Finjan, a Palo Alto, Calif-based global Web security company. Moore talked about his decision to leave Cisco, the internal candidates for CEO and his deep background in security that people don't know about.