SAN JOSE, Calif. February 22, 2011 Cisco today announced that Executive Vice President Gary Moore has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within Cisco. Moore previously ran Cisco Services and will continue to report to John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco.
"Gary is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Cisco, with a laser-focus on operational excellence," said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco. "I have tremendous confidence in Gary's ability to align Cisco's world-class innovation engine with industry-leading operational practices to drive and extend the next-generation of Cisco's market leadership."
Effective immediately, Moore will assume responsibility for engineering, marketing, operations and services organizations. Moore will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company investments and ensuring operational excellence across the company.
"Cisco's strategy has never been more compelling, and we have won the hearts and minds of our customers," said Moore, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation tied with operational excellence."
Prior to this appointment, Moore was responsible for leading the overall strategy and execution for Cisco Services. In that role, his team of over 10,000 employees was comprised of subject matter experts and consultants who help customers' businesses work smarter. Services at Cisco have an annualized revenue run rate of more than $8 billion.
Moore joined Cisco in 2001 from the network consulting company Netigy Corporation, where as CEO he expanded the business globally through 22 months of continuous revenue growth. Before Netigy, he had a 26-year career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he held a number of executive positions. While at EDS, Moore was instrumental in its creation of Hitachi Data Systems, serving as President and CEO of Hitachi Data Systems from 1989 through 1992.
Moore is co-vice chair of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution, founded in 1970 to advance the interests and promote the welfare of the Smithsonian and to facilitate outreach to the community.