Juniper Networks executive join Cisco


Cisco announced the appointment of Neal Oristano as vice
president, global service provider market segment sales. Oristano joins Cisco
from Juniper Networks where he was senior vice president of Americas service
provider sales for the past seven years.


Cisco also announced the appointment of
vice president Jim Labovites, who also joins the company from Juniper Networks,
where he also held a leadership position in the service provider sales


“We’re thrilled to have added some of the service
provider industry’s top sales talent to continue to drive our success in this
market,” said Rob Lloyd, executive vice president Worldwide Operations,


“Today’s appointments reaffirm how compelling and
differentiated our service provider strategy and product innovation is, both to
the customers with whom we partner every day, and to the best talent in the
industry,” Lloyd added.


Neal Oristano will report to senior vice president Global
Service Provider Market Segment Nick Adamo and will support Adamo in driving global
service provider market strategy.


Jim Labovites will join the US service provider sales
leadership team and focus on the North America service provider market,
reporting to Vice President US Service Provider Sales, Michael Glickman.


In their new roles, Oristano and Labovites will be backed
by Cisco’s industry-leading service provider product and services portfolio
which includes the Carrier Routing System 3 (CRS-3), Aggregated Services
Routing (ASR) routing platforms, Cisco Videoscape TV platform and Cisco data
center and managed services offerings.


In his role as senior vice president of Americas sales at
Juniper Networks, Neal Oristano oversaw all service provider and corporate
sales throughout Canada, Latin America and the United States.


Oristano was formerly vice president of Americas sales at
3Com Corporation. Prior to 3Com, he served as vice president of Americas sales
at Unisphere Networks and as vice president of worldwide service provider sales
at Lucent Technologies.


He has also held direct and indirect sales positions at
AT&T, Bay Networks, Cisco and Digital Equipment Corp.


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