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Chuck Robbins

CEO

On May 1, 2015, Chuck Robbins was elected Chief Executive Officer by Cisco's Board of Directors effective July 26, 2015. He became a member of the Board effective May 1, 2015.

In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Cisco, Chuck Robbins has led the company's Worldwide Sales Organization and Worldwide Partner Organization. As a member of the Operating Committee, he has helped drive and execute many of the company's investment areas and strategy shifts. He has also sponsored the security and collaboration businesses at the executive level and was a key sponsor for the Sourcefire and Meraki acquisitions.

Robbins has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco's largest geographic region, where he led more than 8,500 employees in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Prior to leading The Americas, Robbins was Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada, and from 2007 to 2009, where he led the U.S. Commercial sales organization, one of the largest growth segments in the company.

From 2003 to 2007, Robbins led the U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry's most powerful partner program, now worth more than $40B in revenue to the company each year. He was recognized in CRN Magazine as one of the top Channel Chiefs in 2008, and VARBusiness named him one of the Top 100 Channel Executives in both 2005 and 2006.

Robbins joined Cisco in 1997 as an account manager and quickly advanced to the roles of regional manager and operations director. Prior to joining Cisco, he held management positions at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.

Outside of Cisco, Robbins serves on the board for the MS Society of Northern California, and the Georgia Tech Advisory Board for the President of Georgia Tech.

Robbins holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina.

Articles

November 18, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Our Unique Focus on Making the World a Better Place

In a world of constant change, one thing that has remained consistent over my past 18 years at Cisco is that customers and government leaders truly believe in the transformative...

November 8, 2015

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Partnering to Accelerate Innovation, Growth, and Customer Value

At Cisco, we have long believed in the power of relationships. Recently, I’ve laid out how we plan to be the most strategic technology partner to our customers, and while we are very focused on the opportunities ahead, it’s clear that no one company can deliver the full breadth of technology solutions that customers need […]

October 5, 2015

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Why Cisco is the Most Strategic Digital Partner

Since taking over as CEO, I have spent a lot of my time listening. I’ve met with customers, partners, government leaders, investors, and Cisco’s employees.   Each conversation yielded new insights and fueled my continued optimism about our future. What I have learned has not only helped solidify my thinking, but has enabled our entire leadership […]

September 23, 2015

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Cisco and China: A Long Term View

This week’s first state visit to the U.S. by China’s President Xi Jinping comes at an important moment for our countries, and for our industry, as President Xi meets with a number of important U.S. technology companies including Cisco. We have a long history in China spanning over 20 years, and today we continue to […]

August 31, 2015

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Combining the Power of Cisco and Apple

In today’s world, technology is changing how we work every day. We’re always on the go – working from anywhere in the world at any time, and we’re increasingly dependent on our mobile devices to keep us connected. We want the best user experience regardless of where we are, and we want to know that […]

July 27, 2015

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Cisco’s Next Chapter Starts Today

Today is a new day for all of us at Cisco, and I could not be more excited for our future. Under John’s leadership over the past 20 years, we have changed the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We’re so well positioned in the market because of the vision, strategy and culture […]

July 22, 2015

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Preparing for Cisco’s Next Chapter

Next week, I start my new role as Cisco’s CEO. The past 90 days of my transition period have been as intense and inspiring as I expected, and I am even more excited about our next chapter. As I said I would, I have spent most of the last few months listening to our employees, […]

Next Generation Executive Leadership Team

Today I’m extremely proud and excited to announce my next generation executive leadership team who will lead Cisco into the digital age. With the increasing pace and complexity of today’s market, it’s critical that our leadership team understands our customers, delivers results, brings diverse perspectives and experiences, and builds world-class, highly motivated teams. This is […]

Leadership Transitions for the Digital Age

Over the last three years at Cisco, we’ve accomplished incredible things amidst an unbelievably dynamic time in our industry. During this period, we’ve delivered industry-leading innovation and increased our relevance with customers, and transformed Cisco. Our Presidents, Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore, have played a significant role in driving these results. Thanks to their vision, […]