As leader of the Global Industry Verticals/Business Architecture Practice, Jörgen Ericsson ensures that Cisco Consulting Services has a deep understanding across Cisco’s prioritized verticals. His prime focus is on growing a team of strategy/industry experts committed to technology-enabled solutions that will drive the “people and process” transformation within the Internet of Everything.
Previously, Ericsson headed the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group’s (IBSG) Global Financial Services Industry Practice, after leading IBSG’s Nordic and European theaters. Ericsson came to Cisco in 2004 with a unique combination of strategic management consulting experience, coupled with senior executive leadership experience as the CEO of a publicly traded company.
He joined McKinsey & Company in 1993, focusing primarily on high tech, financial services, and private equity. This was in the dawning days of e-business, and Ericsson was responsible for building McKinsey’s e-business practice in Scandinavia. In 1998, Ericsson was attracted to a startup e-business company called Adera, headquartered in Sweden, with operations in seven European countries. Adera offered strategic e-business consulting combined with IT solutions development and marketing strategy. At 31 years of age, he became the youngest CEO to head up a company listed on the Swedish Stock Exchange.
Ericsson then joined A.T. Kearney in 2002, building the firm’s Nordic Finance/Private Equity, and High Tech Practices. Ericsson grew these practices to be more than 50 percent of the Nordic business.
Ericsson’s main source of energy and inspiration is his wife and two children. As a family, they enjoy sports, boating, and spending time together and with friends.