With more than 17 years of technology experience, Berna Devrim currently leads Cisco’s Unified Fabric data center switching and storage marketing team. In this role, she defines marketing strategy and leads the successful execution of the marketing plan for the Nexus 7K/5K/3K/2K/1KV and MDS 9K switching. Prior to her current role, Berna led Cisco’s Catalyst fixed switching marketing team and Cisco EnergyWise sustainability/green solution and partnership activities.
Berna brings rich technical understanding as well as customer and market knowledge of LAN Switching. Throughout her career, Berna has held engineering, product line management, marketing, and sales positions with companies such as Juniper Networks, Nortel, Extreme Networks and IBM.
Prior to joining Cisco, Berna was a Product Line Manager at Juniper Networks, responsible for putting together the Enterprise Switching portfolio, with a focus on EX 4200/3200 products as well as portfolio technology differentiators. Previously, she has held Product Line and Product Marketing Management roles at Extreme Networks and Nortel Networks responsible for BlackDiamond 8800 and ERS 8600 modular product lines respectively. Having worked as an Advisory Sales Specialist at IBM for X Series Servers, Berna also brings strong customer driven point of view.
Berna holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from California State University.