Chief development officer Charles Giancarlo picked up $646,380, as did Senior VPs Richard J. Justice and Randy Pond.
(Cisco's fiscal year ends in July, so Christmas in July becomes a literal truth. In good years. I guess in bad years, it could be "Hell on Earth in July.")
All this money comes from the pool of executive incentive payments -- and Cisco did have a good year. (See Cisco Q4 Hits the Mark.) But that leads to tougher tests. After setting unusually bullish forecasts for the start of fiscal 2007, Chambers & Co. are going to be pilloried if Q1 turns out to be just "good" or "average." It's a different kind of incentive.
— Craig Matsumoto, Senior Editor, Light Reading