These days, I’m excited to proportion that Rodney Clark will likely be becoming a member of Cisco as our new Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Small & Medium Trade. On this function, Rodney will empower and permit Cisco’s international ecosystem of companions, support our place in routes to marketplace like Controlled Services and products and Cloud Marketplaces, and lend a hand Cisco and our companions maximize the huge alternatives within the Small and Medium Trade phase.
Roughly 90% of our annual bookings runs via our companions, and Rodney is the very best chief to power our subsequent segment of expansion. Our ecosystem of companions isn’t just our unmarried largest merit available in the market, but it surely’s additionally elementary to our transformation technique. I’m assured that Rodney will thrive on this process for 3 distinct causes:
First, he’s a confirmed international gross sales and industry chief who has deep channel revel in. All the way through a just about 25-year occupation at Microsoft, Rodney held quite a lot of senior gross sales management positions, together with serving because the Company VP, World Channel Gross sales and Channel Leader. Previous to Microsoft, he spent 9 years with IBM in gross sales, advertising and marketing, and control capacities. Maximum just lately, Rodney used to be the Leader Business Officer at Johnson Controls. Via each and every forestall, Rodney has pushed transformation at scale, been a passionate recommend for the channel, and a powerful, empathetic chief who invests deeply in his groups.
2nd, Rodney has an excessive amount of wisdom and appreciate for the whole thing that Cisco and its ecosystem of companions have achieved in combination in 25+ years…however he has a daring imaginative and prescient for our long run. To achieve this function, it’s important to perceive our legacy, however you’ll be able to’t be beholden to it. Rodney will deliver that point of view.
And in spite of everything, with the entire accomplishments indexed above, he’s a fair higher human being. He’s original, extremely humble, and somebody that won’t handiest fit however embrace Cisco’s values.
A father of 2, Rodney is a passionate supporter of schooling, group, and developing an inclusive long run for all. He has served at the Board of Trustees for Middlesex Faculty and as an consultant to The Craig Faculty of Trade, California State College, Fresno. He lately sits at the Board of Administrators for each Entegris, Inc. and Groopit. He’s additionally an avid hockey fan, having performed professionally whilst in faculty and early in occupation.
Previous this morning, we kicked off Spouse Summit 2023, our annual match the place we get our maximum influential companions in combination to proportion our newest innovation, talk about our collective alternatives available in the market, and decide to the street forward. The theme this 12 months is Higher In combination, which speaks to our previous, it shines a gentle on our alternative, however greater than anything else, it’s a choice to motion for the long run. Cisco and our companions are Higher In combination. That tale simply were given much better with Rodney on board.
I’m extremely happy with the paintings we’ve accomplished with our ecosystem of companions during the last 25 years, and the industry price that we’ve helped create for our mutual shoppers. Rodney is the precise chief on the proper time as we construct on that legacy and push our partnerships into a brand new generation.
Welcome to Cisco, Rodney. I will be able to’t wait to do good stuff in combination.