& cplSiteName &

Cisco Small Cell Marketing Leader Leaves

Dan Jones
1/21/2014
50%
50%

Cisco's small cells and carrier WiFi marketing leader has left the firm to be replaced by a former Ubiquisys vice president.

Jared Headley took on the job of senior director of service provider mobility marketing at Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) in August 2013. A spokesperson for the networking company tells Light Reading that Headley left at the beginning of December. Headley had been at Cisco since 2000. (See In the Air Tonight: Cisco & Facebook's WiFi Tie-Up and The SON Always Shines on LTE.)

Headley started as VP of marketing at 4K video player Aptina on December 10.

Keith Day, former VP of marketing at Ubiquisys, has taken on Headley's role as director of service provider marketing mobility at Cisco. Small cell vendor Ubiquisys was bought by Cisco for $310 million in April 2013. (See Cisco Buying Ubiquisys for $310M.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

(7)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
sivakumar.tm
50%
50%
sivakumar.tm,
User Rank: Light Beer
6/10/2014 | 7:45:29 AM
Re: Loss for Cisco
With these exits, what will be impact for Cisco ? How they are positioned in this market?
DanJones
50%
50%
DanJones,
User Rank: Blogger
1/22/2014 | 2:46:46 PM
Re: My departure
Thanks Jared, good luck!
Sarah Thomas
50%
50%
Sarah Thomas,
User Rank: Blogger
1/22/2014 | 10:22:58 AM
Re: My departure
Thanks for chiming in, and congrats on the new gig, Jared! I'll look you up at MWC. I'm curious to see how 4K looks and works on smartphones.
Ray@LR
50%
50%
Ray@LR,
User Rank: Blogger
1/22/2014 | 7:13:58 AM
Re: My departure
Good luck in the new role Jared!
jaredheadley
50%
50%
jaredheadley,
User Rank: Light Beer
1/22/2014 | 1:01:48 AM
My departure
Thanks guys.  I enjoyed my time at Cisco, still one of the best companies in the world.  Sarah, thanks for thinking I do a decent interview, I always enjoyed a chance to chat with y'all about the mobility market.  Everyone at Cisco was very kind and supportive of the change.  I'm sure Keith is doing a great job and know Cisco has the right strategy to help carriers be successful in mobile.

Aptina is a unique opportunity for me and the CEO is a great leader.  If you are ever in San Jose and want to see what the future holds for mobile smartphone or tablet cameras (cinema quality 4k video, for example), let me know and I can give you a show 'n tell.  We will also be at MWC demoing some of our next generation mobile image sensors.

Cheers!

jared
DanJones
50%
50%
DanJones,
User Rank: Blogger
1/21/2014 | 5:20:57 PM
Re: Loss for Cisco
Yep, started in August...
Sarah Thomas
50%
50%
Sarah Thomas,
User Rank: Blogger
1/21/2014 | 5:17:05 PM
Loss for Cisco
Bummer, he was a good interview. Wasn't he also brand new to the head of service provider mobility role? He was Cisco's small cell lead before that and had been with the company 16 years.
Educational Resources
sponsor supplied content
Educational Resources Archive
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
I'm Back for the Future of Communications
Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/20/2018
BDAC Blowback – Ex-Chair Arrested
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/17/2018
Verizon: Lack of Interoperability, Consistency Slows Automation
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
AT&T Exec Dishes That He's Not So Hot on Rival-Partner Comcast
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/19/2018
US Govt. Bans Domestic Component Sales to ZTE
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/16/2018
Animals with Phones
I Heard There Was a Dresscode... Click Here
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed