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wanlord
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11/23/2014 | 8:47:41 PM
Re: Good luck, Rami Rahim
Article I saw was Verizon, where he worked for a long time, so probably berating one of his old collegues, and this time he couldn't get a way with it.
wanlord
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11/23/2014 | 8:46:30 PM
Re: Rahim
From stories I have heard, it's not a surpise. He was a loose cannon at VZ. 
Joe Stanganelli
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11/13/2014 | 7:50:26 PM
Re: Rahim
Makes perfect sense to me.  Imagine the hit the stock could have taken if they fired the CEO without a replacement.
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11/13/2014 | 2:33:11 PM
A lot of stuff going on here
Ray, I read about it on NYT yesterday. The unusual thing about Dr Kheradpir's departure is that he has to repay part of his sign-on bonus and even moving expenses. Usually, you pay to get rid of a CEO. So, one can draw one's conclusion.

If memory serves, Juniper began to unravel when it failed to please Wall Street by saying some customer has delayed some order. Evidently, Cicso got some market shares back from it. Even with showing any signs of weakness, the barbarians may show up at the gate. So...

About the share price, maybe it is because activist investors think the company is still in play. Picking a long term insider doesn't dispel such a possibility
R Clark
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11/11/2014 | 6:08:38 PM
Re: Rahim
Stocks usually get a bounce from a new CEO. It's pretty interesting that the board made the new appointment immediately. As if they'd already made their mind up to dump Kheradpir.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/11/2014 | 6:37:48 AM
Rahim
Re: "That the reaction to Kheradpir's departure didn't make more of a dent in the stock suggests that Wall Street does not regard this move as majorly negative for the company."

It could also be a vote of confidence in Rahim -- something that the comments here so far seem to echo.
Ray@LR
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11/11/2014 | 5:15:26 AM
Re: Good luck, Rami Rahim
I also met Rami, and while he may not remember, I have video evidence!! :-)

Telstra's New Network Edge
http://www.lightreading.com/ethernet-ip/routers/telstras-new-network-edge/v/d-id/704861

All of that knowledge and competency is in his favor and that will, I'm sure, help settle some of the concerns of Juniper staff, customes and partners.

But his challenge as the CEO of Juniper goes well beyond all of that -- he will need to be a great politician, be able to juggle the demands of the board, demanding investors, customers, partners and unsettled senior managers all at the same time etc etc -- that's got to be tough for anyone. 
Gabriel Brown
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11/11/2014 | 4:10:13 AM
Re: Good luck, Rami Rahim
Interesting timing.

I met Rahmi Rahem once (I'm sure he doesn't remember). He gave a brilliant explanation of the technology choices Juniper used to build the MX. He very clearly knows the technology and the market. He seemed personable enough as well, but with more than a hint of "a seriously strong backbone and nerves of steel".
Ray@LR
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11/10/2014 | 7:14:25 PM
Good luck, Rami Rahim
I hope Rami has a seriously strong backbone and nerves of steel.

And does anyone know which customer was at the heart of the 'conduct' questions? 


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