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David V. Goeckeler

Also Known As David Goeckeler

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David Goeckeler is the CEO at Western Digital ( WDC ) He was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Networking and Security Business Group with responsibility for more than $32 billion of the company’s global technology business.

Goeckeler is known as a transformational leader with proven business expertise and deep technical knowledge.

Goeckeler also served as the leader of Cisco’s Security Business and was instrumental in defining Cisco’s threat-centric security strategy and transitioning the business to a software and recurring revenue based model, and returning the business to share gaining growth.


  • MBA - Columbia Business School : University of California
  • M.S., Computer Science - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Computer Science - University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.A., Mathematics - University of Missouri-Columbia


  • Western Digital - CEO


Goeckeler is Frost and Sullivan’s Excellence Award in Engineering Operations