Cisco executive exodus continues: Cliff Meltzer, SVP of Cisco's NMTG has quietly left

Cisco Executive Exodus
Cisco has confirmed that Cliff Meltzer - Senior Vice President of the Cisco Network Management Technology Group (NMTG), has quietly left Cisco to pursue other opportunities. Don Proctor - Senior Vice President of Cisco's Software Group, is serving as acting General Manager of the Cisco Network Management Technology Group until a new head of NMTG is named. Additionally, Cisco told Network World that no reorganization of NMTG is in the works, as it will continue to be part of the Cisco Software Group.

Cliff Meltzer
Since 2003, Meltzer had lead overall strategy for the network management market and was responsible for all Cisco network management products, applications-oriented networking, and the vision, strategy, and implementation of the Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) framework. From 1993 to 1999, Meltzer had various leadership positions at Cisco, including Senior Vice President of the IOS Technologies group, where he was responsible for guiding the strategy, vision, and development of Cisco software; Vice President and General Manager of the Internet Service Provider Business Unit, where he was responsible for high end Cisco routers; and Vice President and General Manager of the InterWorks Business Unit, where he was responsible for guiding Cisco strategy and product development for the SNA migration market space.

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