About Charles Giancarlo:
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.
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