Cliff Thomas

Area Vice President

GES Americas East

Cliff Thomas is the Vice President and General Manager for Cisco’s Global Enterprise Segment in the Eastern United States. He is responsible for a portfolio of $3B, leading a team of 500 professionals supporting 100+ global customers across several verticals. In his prior role, he was a Managing Director leading the business operation for Cisco’s largest Global Enterprise clients headquartered in New York. His team focused on providing business outcomes leveraging Information Technology to create efficiencies, new revenue streams, risk mitigation, and enhance customer intimacy. Cliff was also leading business development, go-to-market efforts and sales in the Americas for the Cisco Smart+ Connected Communities (S+CC) initiative focusing on intelligent urbanization. Cliff has 25+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including management consulting and a successful venture in technology services. With 20+ years at Cisco in various sales, business development, and global leadership roles, he brings both breadth and depth to his role as the business leader for the New York Global Enterprise Operation; a team focused on entering and scaling new market opportunities. Cliff graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Economics. He also completed additional engineering thesis work on Pneumatic Wave Energy Conversion at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, with a focus on sustainability. He lives in New York with his family.


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#WednesdayWalkabout Series: Appointment Day with the CIO

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