Intel Lures Away Cisco’s Security GM and a Top Sales VP, but Don’t Cry for Cisco

Paula Musich
Paula Musich

Summary Bullets:

  • Despite Intel’s having lured Cisco security GM Chris Young to its ranks, Cisco retains a strong security bench and has already replaced its former all-star GM with a solid leader in David Goeckeler.
  • Intel is obviously looking for faster growth in security than what it has done so far with McAfee in its portfolio, but whether Young can replicate his success in a different culture remains to be seen.

Intel Security poached two high-profile executives from Cisco’s Security Business Group this month, including Chris Young, who was senior VP and general manager of the business unit. Chris Young’s hire came just two weeks after Intel tapped Scott Lovett, Cisco’s former vice president of worldwide security sales, to lead worldwide sales for McAfee. Lovett’s move followed close on the heels of the departure of David Frampton, general manager for Cisco’s Security Access Mobility Product Group. Continue reading “Intel Lures Away Cisco’s Security GM and a Top Sales VP, but Don’t Cry for Cisco”