Cisco promotes Gary Moore to COO

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has appointed Gary Moore as its newly created Chief Operating Officer (COO). Moore, an executive vice president, who previously ran Cisco's Services division, will continue to report to CEO and chairman John Chambers.

Gary Moore, CiscoIn his new role, which he will assume immediately, Moore will oversee Cisco's engineering, marketing, operations and services units.

John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco, said in a statement that Moore is a "seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results, adding that "he is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Cisco, with a laser-focus on operational excellence."

Indeed, during Moore's tenure, Cisco's Services unit has an annualized revenue run rate of more than $8 billion.

A 10-year company veteran, Moore joined network Cisco after serving as the CEO of consulting company Netigy. Prior to leading Netigy, Moore spent 26 years EDS, where he held a number of executive positions, including CEO of Hitachi Data Systems from 1989 through 1992.

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