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  • Senior Vice-President and Chief Development Officer, Cisco President, Cisco-Linksys LLC Charles H. Giancarlo has served as one of the Company's directors since March 2007. Mr. Giancarlo has had a variety of roles at Cisco since 1994. He is currently Cisco's Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, a position he has held since July 2005. From July 2004 to July 2005, he was Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Mr. Giancarlo was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Product Development, from July 2001 to July 2004. He also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Business Segment from May 1999 to July 2001, incubating Cisco's fastest growing business segment. In May 1997, he was appointed to establish Cisco's Global Alliances and ran the division as Senior Vice-President until May 1999. In his first Cisco role after joining the company through the acquisition of Kalpana, Inc., Mr. Giancarlo held the title of Vice President of Business Development, from December 1994 to May 1997.In addition to his current role as Cisco's Chief Development Officer, Mr. Giancarlo is President of Cisco-Linksys, LLC, a position he has held since June 2004.Mr. Giancarlo holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Brown University and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively, and an MBA from Harvard University.
  • Charles Giancarlo is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and former senior executive of Cisco Systems, a Fortune 50 high tech company. Mr. Giancarlo has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications and networking industries. From 2008 until 2013 he was a Managing Director of Silver Lake Partners and served as the Head of their operating group. A senior executive at Cisco Systems from 1993-2007, Mr. Giancarlo served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco, leading the company’s overall product development and product management activities. As Chief Development Officer, Mr. Giancarlo directed the activities of half of Cisco’s employees and over 80% of its revenue, and was directly responsible for Cisco’s expansion into a large number of new markets and technologies. Mr. Giancarlo joined Cisco when the company acquired Kalpana, Inc., the pioneer in Ethernet switching, in 1994 where he was Vice President of Products and Corporate Development. After integrating Kalpana into Cisco as General Manager, he became Cisco's first Vice President of Business Development, where he developed Cisco’s merger and acquisition strategy and practice.

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