Andrew Sage

Vice President

Americas Distribution

Andrew Sage Vice President, Global Distribution Cisco Systems, Inc. Andrew is Vice President of Global Distribution Sales, leading Cisco’s 17 billion dollar 2T distribution channel. He is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, and logistics across 230 countries, involving 200 distributors and almost 40,000 resellers. Previously, as Vice President of Americas Distribution, Andrew grew the business more than 40% across the Americas channel during his tenure. During this period of high growth, Andrew also drove significant simplification in the 2T channel and began an accelerating transformation journey to new business models based on software, recurring revenue and lifecycle management. Previously, as Vice President of Worldwide Partner Led Sales, he was responsible for accelerating the global success of the partner led selling model that empowers and rewards Cisco partners to lead sales with midsize and small customers. Andrew also 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. Andrew has a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. His home base is Pleasanton, California with his wife and three children.


May 1, 2023


Cisco Partners, It Is Time to Embrace Cisco SASE!

Every journey to SASE is unique. Customers value having a choice of networking and cloud security capabilities. Cisco has both a unified SASE solution and a modular SASE solution, enabling Partners to meet customers where they are today. Here are three of the core use cases we see:

March 7, 2023


Your Customers Need Better Security

For years, Cisco partners have been at the forefront, advising our mutual customers on everything networking by leveraging Cisco’s broad portfolio of networking products. But now the opportunity is here for you to grow your business by also selling Cisco security — and here are four key reasons why.

April 12, 2022


Make the Sustainability Shift with Cisco towards a Circular Economy

Cisco is committed to moving from a linear economy, where products are used and then thrown away, to a circular economy that makes better use of our limited natural resources. Today, we are excited to share that Cisco launched its Environmental Sustainability Specialization, a new business specialization available to all Cisco partners.

November 8, 2021


Everything Possible. Especially Saving the Planet.

Cisco has made sustainability a top priority. Learn how we are helping partners and distributors make sustainability profitable.

November 5, 2021


Everything Possible. For All of Us. Don’t Miss the Revolution.

Cisco has big plans to help our distributors and partners. Don’t miss Partner Summit 2021!

April 20, 2021


Cisco is closing the loop on the Circular Economy

The race to reduce our dependence on raw materials is on. Find out how a holistic approach to designing, building, and delivering products is helping Cisco build a more #circulareconomy.

February 12, 2021


Carpe Diem—Seize the Day—with Cisco as your Trusted Partner

Every day, technology becomes more accessible to more businesses, and it benefits more people. To welcome our partners and distis to 2021 and meet our revenue goals, Cisco will be focusing on secure remote work, managed services, and Customer Experience & Life Management.

January 22, 2021


Democratizing Technology for SMBs

Cisco has been engineering its technology to be consumed as a service, or cloud-delivered networking, making it easily accessible, simplified, secure, and cost-effective. Partners can help their customers deploy apps quickly to drive business value and process improvement that was once out of reach for smaller IT budgets.

December 17, 2020


My Personal Message of Deep Gratitude to our Distributors and Partners

With our partners and distributors, I want to share a lesson I learned in this unique year, 2020.