Michael Powell new rainmaker for Cisco Systems

Michael Powell
Back in January 2005, John Chambers had this to say about Michael Powell: "Chairman Powell has been a visionary in his leadership of the FCC as he truly understands Internet technology and its implications for the future of our country." "His tenure as Chairman will be remembered for accomplishments in broadband deployment, allocation of spectrum for wireless broadband, and avoidance of crippling regulation on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)." "I personally wish him well in his future endeavors and hope that our paths cross again soon."

Fast forward to March 2007 and John Chambers appoints Michael Powell to Cisco's Board of Directors. Needless to say, I was quite nosey and curious to learn about Cisco's new board director, Michael Powell, chairman of the impressive sounding MK Powell Group, who's domain name was created the day after Christmas in 2004, but who's website is nonexistent. However, my disappointment was quickly abated when I visited the Providence Equity Partners website. As a senior advisor to Providence, Michael Powell, has an impressive list of portfolio companies (communications and media companies around the world) from which to drum up future business for Cisco. Believe Michael Powell will be an excellent new rainmaker for Cisco, do you agree?

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