Ben Holladay

Sr. Director, Global Security Sales

Global Security Operations

Ben Holladay is a Senior Director of Global Sales in Cisco’s Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO). Ben is responsible for sales strategy and execution for a portfolio of high-growth, Security Operations-focused technologies designed to protect customers against advanced cybersecurity threats. The Security Operations Sales Group portfolio includes Cisco Secure Endpoint, Email, and Umbrella Cloud Security solutions. Ben has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise networking and information security markets, including extended assignments in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Previously, Ben led Cisco’s worldwide Advanced Malware Protection sales team during a time of rapid growth, expanding annual bookings from $20m to over $300m within four years. Ben joined Cisco through the $2.7bn acquisition of Sourcefire in 2013. At Sourcefire, Ben held channel sales, regional sales, and regional sales management roles during 10 years of the company’s rapid expansion to become a global leader in next-generation network security. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Emory University, and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.


April 13, 2021


How Cybersecurity Found Me: My Career Journey

3 min read

Ben Holladay shares his career journey from consulting into cybersecurity sales and advice for building your career through finding mentors, building skills, and staying true to your values.