| |John Thomas Chambers
His mother was a psychiatrist and his father was an obstetrician.
When Chambers was nine years old, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. Aided by a therapist, Chambers learned to cope with his disability. In November 2006, he was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role.
Chambers served on the Board of Directors of myCFO.
Chambers and his wife Elaine have two children, Lindsay and John.
Chambers has made political donations totaling over $180,000 to the Democratic Party and over $1,000,000 to the Republican Party. He served as a co-chair in Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential bid.
Since 2010 Chambers has also served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which leverages broadband technologies as a key enabler for social and economic development.
2012 Franklin Institute's Bower Award for Business Leadership
- 2013 - Total compensation of $21,049,501, which included a base salary of $1,100,000, a cash bonus of $4,700,080 , stocks granted of $15,237,652, and other compensation worth $11,769.
- 2012 - Total compensation of $11,687,666, which included a base salary of $375,000, a cash bonus of $3,953,376, stocks granted of $7,348,265, and other compensation worth $11,025.
- 2008 - Total compensation of $18,767,149, which included a base salary of $375,000, a cash bonus of $3,002,802, stocks granted of $6,442,000, and options granted of $8,938,260.
- 2007 - Total compensation of $12,801,773, which included a base salary of $350,096, a cash bonus of $3,500,000 and options granted of $8,944,000.
Chambers is mentioned in books about his management and leadership style.
Source @ Wikipedia
- John Chambers and The Cisco Way (Waters, John K., Wiley, 2002) ISBN 978-0-471-00833-0
- The Eye of the Storm: How John Chambers Steered Cisco Through the Technology Collapse (Slater, Robert, HarperBusiness, 2003) ISBN 978-0-06-018887-0