Cisco Big Bolts for Startup
Andreas "Andy" Bechtolsheim, the VP and general manager of Cisco's gigabit switching business unit, ceded his post to colleague John McCool, formerly VP of engineering for the unit. He asked Cisco to provide no further information on his whereabouts. A Cisco spokesman says only that Bechtolsheim "made a decision to return to his entrepreneurial roots." He's kept no official ties to Cisco.
We've had our eye on Bechtolsheim for awhile, however, and it seems likely he'll be spending more time at Kealia Inc., a stealthy startup he helped found a few months back (see Is Cisco Tuning Into Video? and Kealia Project Raises Questions).
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