Cisco strategy chief leaves to join private equity firm

Cisco Systems executive Hilton Romanski is leaving the company to help private equity firm Siris Capital Group establish a team in Silicon Valley. As San Jose-based Cisco’s chief strategy officer, the 18-year company veteran helped lead its nearly $30 billion in acquisitions across about 60 deals, including last year’s $3.7 billion acquisition of AppDynamics and the recently announced intent to acquire Duo Security for $2.4 billion. Romanski also helped to oversee Cisco’s $2 billion startup…

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Cisco strategy chief leaves to join private equity firm