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Primary Role
Executive Chairman @
Investments
2 Investments in 2 Companies
Born:
August 23, 1949
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Jose
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Person Details

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Chambers has served as a member of the Board of Directors since November 1993. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since November 2006. Chambers, who was appointed Executive Chairman in July 2015, served as Cisco’s Chief Executive Officer from January 1995 until July 2015, and he also served as President from January 1995 to November 2006.

He joined Cisco as Senior Vice President in January 1991 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in June 1994, prior to assuming the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer in January 1995. Before joining Cisco, Chambers was employed by Wang Laboratories, Inc. for eight years, where, in his last role, he was the Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations.

Chambers led Cisco for more than 20 years. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Cisco’s annual revenue grew from $2.0 billion in fiscal 1995 to $49.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Chambers brings to the Board of Directors his thorough knowledge of Cisco’s business, strategy, people, operations, competition and financial position. Chambers provides recognized executive leadership and vision. In addition, he brings with him a global network of customer, industry and government relationships.

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Executive Chairman

Nov, 2006 - Current   (almost 10 years)
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Company
Jan, 2006
Jul, 2015
CEO
Jan, 1995
Nov, 2006
President
Jun, 1994
Jan, 1995
Executive Vice President
Jan, 1991
Jun, 1994
Senior Vice President
1982
1990
SVP of U.S. Operations
1976
1982
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Board & Advisor Roles (5)

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  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Board member
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Jan 1, 2016
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Nov, 2006
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Nov, 1993 - Nov, 2006

Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Mar, 2016$30M / Series CPersonal Investment
May, 2000$7.3M / Series APersonal Investment

Education (4)

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