Mark Leary

Senior Strategist

CMO - Network Systems

Mr. Leary formulates and executes market and business development activities as they relate to Cisco's Network Systems and Security solutions, including Cisco routers, switches, IOS software, security products, and network management systems. He also serves on Cisco's internal Green Team, where he works to solidify Cisco network systems solutions aimed at driving sustainable technology deployments and business practices.

His responsibilities include driving the adoption and advancement of Cisco Network Systems technologies and products; providing business and technology guidance to Cisco customers and partners; and ensuring that Cisco Network Systems strategies, technologies, and products map to both existing and developing industry requirements.

Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Leary served as ArrowPoint Communications' Director, Business Development, where he established technology and marketing partnerships; provided guidance for company/product directions and marketing activities; and advised customers on the proper application of content-aware Web Switching. Before ArrowPoint, Mr. Leary spent 13 years with International Data Corporation (IDC) and held numerous positions, lastly, Vice President, Networking Industry Research & Consulting Practice. At IDC, he consulted with Fortune 500 companies; networking, computing system, and software suppliers; service providers, and the investment community.

Mr. Leary received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, as well as an MBA in business strategy & planning from Boston College.