Jonathan Kaplan, the top executive for consumer products at Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), is leaving the company.
Kaplan’s departure came a day after a disappointing quarterly earnings report from the networking giant. Cisco’s consumer group reported a 15 percent drop in orders.
Reuters and The Wall Street Journal both reported the news. Cisco announced Kaplan’s departure in a blog post, saying he will pursue other opportunities.
Kaplan was chief executive officer at Pure Digital, which Cisco bought in May 2009. Pure Digital’s “Flip” video camera became one of Cisco’s point products in its drive to expand sales to consumers.
The consumer group will now report to Marthin De Beer, who directs emerging technologies, Cisco said.
Read the Reuters report here.
For an analysis of Cisco’s earnings report, read here.
Cisco employs more than 4,000 people at its campus in RTP.
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