VP, Collab GTM & Device Acceleration, Cisco
As Vice President for Cisco Collaboration GTM & Device Acceleration, Chris leads a team responsible for Cisco’s Collaboration Go-To-Market strategy and Cisco Devices Acceleration. Previously, Chris led sales for Cisco’s Collaboration business in the US, Canada, and Latin America. This role also included identifying key market transitions, solution incubation and GTM strategies, while managing future growth, expansion, and continuous innovation to ensure customer success. The Collaboration solution for Cisco powers team collaboration, unified communications, next generation meeting solutions, collaboration devices and customer care / Collaboration Platform as-a-Service solutions. Since joining Cisco in 2000, Chris has been focused on customer business outcomes with numerous roles including: Product Sales Specialist, Account Manager, Regional Sales Manager for Commercial and Public Sector, Global Video Sales leader, Americas Collaboration Sales Director, and VP Collaboration strategy. He has always achieved consistent year-over-year sales growth including 17 out of 20 years exceeding stretch sales objectives at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Chris was a rising sales leader at Anixter, Ameritech, and ArrowPoint Communications. He has extensive experience in Enterprise Networking, Data Center, Collaboration and Video solutions including SaaS, Cloud, and GTM strategies. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington and has attended Stanford Graduate School of Business with an emphasis on leadership development / innovation.