Wendy Bahr is the Senior Vice President of U.S. and Canada Channels for Cisco. Through a team of more than 900 employees, Bahr is responsible for strategies related to marketing, partner enablement, partner profitability, and promoting product and services growth for over 12,000 partners.
The U.S. and Canada channels account for more than 80 percent of the product and services revenue from these countries, which exceed $20 billion. Channel partners significantly expand Cisco's reach throughout the United States and Canada with their innovative solutions and services based on Cisco technology serving all customer segments. Bahr has held key leadership roles throughout her eight years at Cisco, including Vice President of U.S. Commercial and Field Channels, Operations Director of Federal Civilian Agencies, and Operations Director of Network Service Providers.
Bahr has spent more than 20 years in sales and technology. Prior to joining Cisco, she was with Verizon for more than 10 years. In her most recent role there she was the Director of Enterprise Sales, leading a sales and engineering team focused on Fortune 500 companies and the public sector.
Bahr was named one of the "Top 50 Women in the Channel" by VARBusiness in 2007 and 2008.
Bahr is a member of the Women's Action Network at Cisco and a former member of the Gender Diversity Operations Committee. She is a coach and mentor for Cisco's Women Unlimited program, while also personally mentoring over a dozen Cisco employees. Her passion for diversity underlies her participation in Cisco's Women's Perspective Sessions, Senior Leadership Diversity Panels, and the Women's Channel Leadership Forum.
Bahr holds a bachelor of administration in communications from the Old Dominion University.