Curt Hill

Senior Vice President

Customer Assurance

Curt Hill is Senior Vice President of Customer Assurance (CA), a global customer experience group that provides the highest level of escalation support to resolve Cisco’s most complex and critical customer issues. Curt is also responsible for customer listening and data protection, investigating and reporting Cisco product security vulnerabilities and overseeing regulatory requirements and industry certifications.

During his 20+ year tenure at Cisco, Curt has developed advanced technology solutions, simplified complex business issues, strengthened stakeholder alliances, and built collaborative cross-functional teams. A strong customer advocate, strategist, growth driver, and change agent, he is adept at anticipating problems, averting crisis situations, and implementing creative solutions to resolve issues and exceed customer expectations.

Curt joined Cisco as a customer support engineer then went on to lead several global technical support organizations. Under his leadership, these teams launched new support models and services for Cisco’s global service provider and enterprise customers.

Prior to leading the CA organization, Curt held various leadership roles at Cisco, planning, developing, and managing technology and business services. He developed and transitioned multiple services models from free to fee-based and created and implemented premier services for top tier customers in global service provider and enterprise markets.

An active participant in inclusion and collaboration initiatives within Cisco and in the industry, Curt is a member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Workforce Alliance program and participates in Cisco’s Connected Women program.

Before joining Cisco, Curt held positions with Hewlett-Packard, Novell, and AT&T. He earned a master’s in computer science and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Certified Novell Engineer. He sits on the San Jose State University Engineering Industry Advisory Council and is an active member of SSPA, CXPA, TSIA, and Field Services.


September 30, 2014


Nothing to See Here: A Look at Recent “Invisible Changes” to the Cisco Support Site

In the past few years, we’ve seen customer satisfaction with the Cisco Technical Support site experience steadily increase, yet we also hear customers and partners say that they don’t notice many differences in the site itself. Is that a happy coincidence? As users, are we just more likely to notice what’s broken, and not what’s […]

July 9, 2014


The We’re Listening Blog Series: Simpler Licensing Registration Experience with Redesigned Portal

Brian Jeffries is a vice president of operations on Cisco’s Global Business Services team.  Working collectively with his colleagues across Cisco, he is responsible for increasing the speed and scale of end-to-end operational performance, driving efficiency and effectiveness, and simplifying the operational experience for our customers, partners, and sales field.  His key areas of focus […]

July 2, 2014


The We’re Listening Blog Series: Sharing Customer Experience Best Practices at the Walker B-to-B Customer Experien …

This month, I’m excited to welcome a very special guest author to the We’re Listening blog series. Joe Pinto is Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Technical Services group, with responsibility for a wide array of programs that support customer experience excellence at Cisco, including technical assistance, onsite and spare part logistics, certifications including CCIE, and […]

May 9, 2014


The We’re Listening Blog Series: Taking Action – The Power of Mobile

Here at Cisco, we take customer listening seriously. From the Global Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey to customer advisory boards to social media monitoring – and other avenues – we are...

April 17, 2014


The We’re Listening Blog Series: Transforming the Partner Experience with Cisco

The "We're Listening" blog series has always focused on what Cisco is hearing from both our customers and partners, and the improvements we're making to the customer and partner experience. However,...

February 12, 2014


Cisco’s Commitment to Customers

At the core of our company’s values is a simple concept: make Cisco customers successful.

February 7, 2014


The We’re Listening Blog Series: Software Quality – We Heard You!

In this month’s We’re Listening blog post, I have a number of updates on Cisco’s progress to improve software quality, and how we’re using your feedback to make improvements that will most impact your experience buying and using Cisco software. As part of my leadership responsibilities for customer and partner experience, I have the opportunity to work with the […]

November 15, 2013


The We’re Listening Blog Series: 3 Way RMA Process Speeds Up Service Contract Updates

Over the past few months, the We’re Listening blog has brought you ongoing news about updates to our RMA processes, and the improvements keep on coming. I’ve asked...

October 16, 2013


Summary: The We’re Listening Blog: How We’re Making It Easier to Do Business With Cisco

The We’re Listening blog series has tracked some of the new programs and capabilities Cisco is introducing to make it easier to do business with us. The corporate Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Program drives many of these improvements, so I’ve invited EoDB executive lead (and Cisco EVP of Operations) Randy Pond to discuss some […]