The Worldwide Services Partner Organization develops and executes strategies that enable Cisco and its partners to profitably grow and transform their services business in the world of hybrid IT, software and IoE vertical solutions. Raja is responsible for Services Partner Go-to-Market Strategies, Programs, and Partner Development. He also leads the Services Strategic Alliances with Global System Integrators, Consulting Partners, Service Providers, Technology Partners and ISVs. His global team is chartered to enhance Cisco’s services-led value proposition and to ensure partner differentiation and profitability. The team has received several significant industry awards for innovation in programs and partner business consulting. Raja also has leadership responsibility for the Services Commercial Segment.
Raja has spent 18 years with Cisco, holding senior management roles in Sales, Business Development, Marketing, General Management, Operations and Engineering.
He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for the Silicon Valley chapter. He has also been honored with a nomination to the CRN 2014, 2013 and 2012 Channel Chiefs list.
Raja holds a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.