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Cisco Welcomes Rodney Clark to Lead World Accomplice Gross sales

Cisco Welcomes Rodney Clark to Lead World Accomplice Gross sales


Right this moment, I’m excited to share that Rodney Clark will probably be becoming a member of Cisco as our new Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Small & Medium Enterprise. On this function, Rodney will empower and allow Cisco’s world ecosystem of companions, strengthen our place in routes to market like Managed Companies and Cloud Marketplaces, and assist Cisco and our companions maximize the large alternatives within the Small and Medium Enterprise section.

Roughly 90% of our annual bookings runs by means of our companions, and Rodney is the proper chief to drive our subsequent section of progress. Our ecosystem of companions will not be solely our single greatest benefit available in the market, but it surely’s additionally elementary to our transformation technique. I’m assured that Rodney will thrive on this job for 3 distinct causes:

First, he’s a confirmed world gross sales and enterprise chief who has deep channel expertise. Throughout an almost 25-year profession at Microsoft, Rodney held numerous senior gross sales management positions, together with serving because the Company VP, World Channel Gross sales and Channel Chief. Previous to Microsoft, he spent 9 years with IBM in gross sales, advertising, and administration capacities. Most just lately, Rodney was the Chief Industrial Officer at Johnson Controls. Via every cease, Rodney has pushed transformation at scale, been a passionate advocate for the channel, and a robust, empathetic chief who invests deeply in his groups.

Second, Rodney has a substantial amount of information and respect for every little thing that Cisco and its ecosystem of companions have achieved collectively in 25+ years…however he has a daring imaginative and prescient for our future. To achieve this function, you need to perceive our legacy, however you’ll be able to’t be beholden to it. Rodney will convey that perspective.

And eventually, with all of the accomplishments listed above, he’s an excellent higher human being. He’s genuine, extremely humble, and somebody that won’t solely match however embody Cisco’s values.

A father of two, Rodney is a passionate supporter of training, neighborhood, and creating an inclusive future for all. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Middlesex Faculty and as an advisor to The Craig Faculty of Enterprise, California State College, Fresno. He at the moment sits on the Board of Administrators for each Entegris, Inc. and Groopit. He’s additionally an avid hockey fan, having performed professionally whereas in faculty and early in profession.

Earlier this morning, we kicked off Accomplice Summit 2023, our annual occasion the place we get our most influential companions collectively to share our newest innovation, talk about our collective alternatives available in the market, and decide to the highway forward. The theme this 12 months is Higher Collectively, which speaks to our previous, it shines a light-weight on our alternative, however greater than something, it’s a name to motion for the longer term. Cisco and our companions are Higher Collectively. That story simply received loads higher with Rodney on board.

I’m extremely happy with the work we’ve executed with our ecosystem of companions over the past 25 years, and the enterprise worth that we’ve helped create for our mutual prospects. Rodney is the best chief on the proper time as we construct on that legacy and push our partnerships into a brand new period.

Welcome to Cisco, Rodney. I can’t wait to do nice issues collectively.




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