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Andrew Sage

Vice President

Americas Distribution

As Vice President of Americas Distribution, Andrew is responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, operations and logistics for the multi-billion dollar Americas Distribution Channel, a cornerstone of our Partner Led sales strategy.

Most recently, as Vice President of Worldwide Partner Led, he was responsible for accelerating the global success of the Partner Led selling model -- one of two selling models for Cisco that empowers and rewards Cisco Partners to lead sales with midsize and small customers.

Prior to this role, Andrew held the positions of Vice President, Worldwide Small Business Sales and Vice President, Worldwide Channels Marketing.

Andrew joined Cisco in August, 1999 and has more than 20 years of networking industry experience. He brings a broad knowledge of the high tech industry to his current position. He has led several key initiatives to successfully introduce Cisco Systems into new markets, and build new go-to-market capabilities.

Prior to joining Cisco, he spent three years as Regional Vice President for Olicom, Inc. and has also held positions with CrossComm Corporation and Olivetti Canada, Limited.

Sage has a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. He currently lives in Pleasanton, California with his wife and three children.

Articles

September 13, 2019

PARTNER

Wi-Fi 6 and Winning in the Mobile-First World

This edition of the Fast Five series focuses on the Catalyst 9100 series, the next stage in Cisco Intent-Based Networking, and how to prepare customers for Wi-Fi 6.

June 24, 2019

PARTNER

Compute, Networking, Storage. Together – Anywhere.

Welcome to the next instalment in the The Fast Five series, where I track down Cisco executives to talk about their solutions, developed for our distributors and 2-tier partners.

May 17, 2019

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Intent-Based Networking for Every Customer

Learn more about The Fast Five and how to take advantage of the Catalyst 9200 opportunity.

May 1, 2019

PARTNER

Five Easy Steps to Selling SD-WAN

This Fast Five video provides a wealth of information on selling SD-WAN for 2-tier Cisco Partners.

March 8, 2017

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Cisco Distribution Sales Visibility: Another Step toward Ease of Doing Business

Last year, Cisco launched Distribution Sales Visibility (DSV) and began deploying it, country by country, across our distribution channel. Distis in Canada and the US are all now using DSV. A Step toward EoDB The whole point of DSV is to make Cisco easier to work with for our distributors and for the resellers they […]

August 21, 2014

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Partners, Distributors and Cisco fundamentally have the same goals: Generate more revenue, expand expertise and gain ne …

There are more than 170 Cisco distributors worldwide that do more than just pick, pack and ship. Each distributor offers an abundance of services and expertise – from technical support, to certification training, to marketing services. Many have solution demo centers, financing options and extensive training on Cisco products and services.

June 4, 2013

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How Cisco Partners Win in the Midmarket

Andrew Sage blogs about midmarket and the opportunity it offers Cisco channel partners for growth and profit.

April 1, 2013

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Cisco’s New Partner Led Training Could Win You a Trip to a Luxury Resort*

Want to know the secret to selling Cisco more competitively? Get the training we use internally with our Partner Led Sales Excellence Assessment.

March 6, 2013

PARTNER

Cisco’s New Small Business Portfolio—Fortifying the Future

Andrew Sage blogs about Cisco’s newly expanded small business portfolio and how it helps partners better address their customers' needs in this increasingly mobile world.