Sr. Director, Business Development
Worldwide Partner Organization
Steve Benvenuto is Senior Director of Business Development for the Strategy, Planning and Partner Programs team in the Worldwide Partner Organization at Cisco Systems. Steve and his team are responsible for the entire lifecycle of Cisco’s Partner Programs, Incentives, Partner Pricing, Planning and Competitive Intelligence.
Steve has extensive channel GTM Business Development and program innovation experience, including contributing to the development of many of our existing programs such as VIP, OIP, SIP and our ATP and Specialization strategies. Steve has also been closely engaged in driving acceleration around Emerging Technologies and Solutions – most recently around the launch and acceleration of Cisco’s Smart Solutions such as BYOD, Remote Expert and Connected Industries.
Steve joined Cisco in 1999 as a Senior Account manager in the Software Sales group and was promoted into the WorldWide Channel organization in 2002 where he has held various leadership roles.Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He currently lives in Danville, California with his wife, Kathryn, and their two children, Kristina and Jennifer.