Debra Chrapaty is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Collaboration Software Group. She is responsible for building and improving the Cisco WebEx product portfolio.
Prior to Cisco, Chrapaty was the corporate vice president of Global Foundation Services at Microsoft, where she was responsible for strategy and delivery of the foundational platform for Microsoft Live, Cloud and Online Services worldwide including physical infrastructure, security, operational management, global delivery and environmental considerations. She was previously senior vice president of technology for the Internet marketing company Organic Inc., as well as chief operations officer (COO) for AllBusiness Inc., where she managed the company's Internet portal, AllBusiness.com. She also spent three years as president and COO of E*TRADE Technologies, responsible for all aspects of the information technology and telecommunications infrastructure for the leader in online investing.
A recognized leader in the industry, Chrapaty has received several prestigious awards, including Information Week’s “1998 Chief of the Year” award for her accomplishments at E*TRADE. She was also named one of the “Top 100 Leaders for the Next Millennium” by CIO Magazine.
Chrapaty holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Temple University and a master’s degree in business from New York University.