A 17-year Cisco veteran with over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry, Dave West leads WW Sales for the Enterprise Networks (EN) team, a global organization that drives the sales, solutions, and engineering motions required to deliver innovation and transformation across Cisco’s core portfolio. By combining technological expertise and customer knowledge, Dave has shown unrivaled success in designing sales strategies that marry customers’ business imperatives with the necessary technological requirements.
In his current role, Dave works closely with customers to understand the market transitions influencing their businesses. Within Cisco, he works cross-functionally to design and implement innovative go-to-market models for customers' multiyear digital transformations, delivering revenue and building strong teams with long-term tenures.
Before repatriating to the U.S., Dave was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Architectures leader for Enterprise Networks, Data Center, Security, Collaboration and SP Routing architectures in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). He was responsible for capturing market transitions, delivering sustained competitive leadership, and driving growth across all technologies.
During his time at Cisco, Dave has held numerous leadership roles within the Worldwide Sales, Global Partner and Public Sector organizations. He is a former Marine Officer, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and holds an MS in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.
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