Top 10 Longest-Serving Tech CEOs

By Bloomberg Rankings And Marcus Chan - 2014-02-06T23:21:06Z

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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5. John Chambers, Cisco Systems

Years as CEO:

19

Stock's annualized total return during tenure:

14.3%

Reduced spending by customers and other changes in the networking equipment industry have complicated Chambers’s plans to leave his successor with a company on the upswing when he retires, which could happen as soon as this year.

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