John T. Chambers

AAA

DEFINITION of 'John T. Chambers'

The president and CEO of Cisco Systems, a consumer electronics, networking and communications technology company, since 1995 and chairman since 2006. Chambers joined the company in 1991 as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations.


Among Chambers' numerous leadership awards, he has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People and has repeatedly earned Cisco a spot on Fortune's "America's Most Admired Company" list. Cisco has also been named a top place to work in India, Australia, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Norway, France, Italy, Germany, the U.K. and Canada.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'John T. Chambers'

Born in 1949 in Cleveland, Chambers earned his undergraduate and law degrees from West Virginia University and his MBA from Indiana University. Chambers previously worked at Wang Laboratories and IBM, and is a former Walmart board member.



RELATED TERMS
  1. Nicholas D. Chabraja

    A former CEO and chairman of defense contractor General Dynamics. ...
  2. Chairman

    An executive elected by a company's board of directors that is ...
  3. Corporate Headquarters

    A place where a company's executive offices and executives' direct ...
  4. Corporate Action

    Any event that brings material change to a company and affects ...
  5. Inside Director

    A board member who is an employee, officer or stakeholder in ...
  6. Corporate Governance

    The system of rules, practices and processes by which a company ...
Related Articles
  1. Insurance

    Evaluating The Board Of Directors

    Corporate structure can tell you a lot about a company's potential. Learn more here.
  2. Markets

    What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  3. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  4. Investing Basics

    Why Do Companies Care About Their Stock Prices?

    Read on to learn more about the nature of stocks and the true meaning of ownership.
  5. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  6. Markets

    Get Tough On Management Puff

    Company managers are often skilled at fooling investors. Be critical and don't believe the hype.
  7. Options & Futures

    Governance Pays

    Learn about how the way a company keeps its management in check can affect the bottom line.
  8. Stock Analysis

    How MasterCard Likely Earned a Spot in Your Wallet

    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  9. Stock Analysis

    What Are Costco’s Latest Earnings?

    On March 5, Costco, the wholesale retail giant reported second-quarter earnings that handily outpaced analysts' expectations.
  10. Professionals

    What does C-Suite Mean?

    C-Suite is a slang term used to describe the highest level senior executives of a corporation. This is the decision-making, power center of a company. These individuals are usually paid well, ...

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Price-To-Sales Ratio - PSR

    A valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues. The price-to-sales ratio is an indicator of the ...
  2. Hurdle Rate

    The minimum rate of return on a project or investment required by a manager or investor. In order to compensate for risk, ...
  3. Market Value

    The price an asset would fetch in the marketplace. Market value is also commonly used to refer to the market capitalization ...
  4. Preference Shares

    Company stock with dividends that are paid to shareholders before common stock dividends are paid out. In the event of a ...
  5. Accrued Interest

    1. A term used to describe an accrual accounting method when interest that is either payable or receivable has been recognized, ...
  6. Absorption Costing

    A managerial accounting cost method of expensing all costs associated with manufacturing a particular product. Absorption ...
Trading Center