This post is co-authored by Julie Hens, VP, Worldwide Distribution and Wendy Bahr, SVP, Americas Partner Organization.
Last week it was announced that Julie would be taking on the role of Vice President of Worldwide Distribution here in Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization (WWPO). We are now happy to confirm that Andrew Sage is our new Vice President, Americas Distribution.
In this role, Andrew will be responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, operations and logistics for the Americas Distribution Channel, which represents over $6.3 billion in revenue and is a cornerstone of our Partner-Led sales strategy. Andrew was most recently Vice President for Worldwide Partner Led, and he built a Partner Led team that created a unique sales go-to-market model and a portfolio of initiatives designed for the strengths of our partners and tightly aligned to Cisco’s Commercial sales teams.
Andrew’s team has driven a cohesive strategy, including the launch of programs such as Partner Plus, and has brought to the market a bold message about how we’re targeting midsize customers through our partners, which was a major theme at this year’s Cisco Partner Summit.
A 14-year veteran of Cisco, Andrew previously was Vice President of Worldwide Small Business Sales. He was responsible for leading all aspects of Cisco’s go to market strategy for Small Business, including channels, field coverage models and sales programs. Before that he served as the Vice President of Worldwide Channels Marketing where he was responsible for leading the global channel partner marketing initiative, in close collaboration with Cisco’s central marketing organization and global field organization.
Please join us in wishing Andrew the best in his new role!
Julie Hens, VP, Worldwide Distribution Wendy Bahr, SVP, Americas Partner Organization