Debbie Clasen

Director, Partner Experience & Amplification

Global Partner and Routes to Market Sales

Debbie Clasen joined Cisco in 2005 and leads the Partner Experience & Amplification team. Her team drives global cross functional efforts to accelerate partner growth and profitability as well as simplifying the navigation of processes and tools. She also serves as a Cisco Culture Ambassador. Other Cisco roles have included Director, Transformation Amplification, driving connections across Cisco’s partner ecosystem while inspiring and enabling partners and field teams to accelerate transformation as well as leading the Ecosystem Expansion Practices team, navigating the value exchange between Cisco and our ecosystem partners while guiding our regional partner teams to scale joint business. Prior to that she led the Mobility Partners team covering strategic partnerships with Apple, Blackberry, Google, Nokia, Samsung, and Qualcomm and Service Provider alliances with Motorola and Siemens. Debbie’s experience spans over 20 years in business development, alliances, product management, and marketing. During this time, she has applied her expertise to the Enterprise, Service Provider, Consumer, and Government segments. Prior to joining Cisco, she was responsible for Global Alliances at Flarion Technologies. At CommWorks/3Com, Clasen was Strategic Alliances Director, leading the team covering Siemens, Alcatel, Hitachi, and Eastcom. She considers Dell, 3Com/USR, and Motorola as important parts of her tenure in technology.   She is an Association of Strategic Alliances Professionals chapter board member and holds the CSAP designation. Debbie earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BSEE from the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was honored as the graduating senior who best exemplified the ideals of Benjamin Franklin--leadership, scholarship, athleticism, and social service. Debbie parlayed the skills she honed with the fencing team at Penn into a post-collegiate spot on the Women’s National Champion Epee team.


April 25, 2023


Cisco Celebrates Earth Day

4 min read

Cisco has had programs in place for more than two decades to facilitate product returns for reuse and recycling, offer comprehensive service and repair, and remanufacture used equipment for sale through Cisco Refresh.

March 6, 2023


How Cisco Partners Can Drive Sustainability

3 min read

To continue Cisco’s focus on sustainability initiatives, at Cisco Live Partner Day we launched our Cisco Sustainability Champions. We are seeking to recognize individuals from our partner organizations and Cisco employees who are leading sustainability initiatives together with Cisco.

February 10, 2023


A Bridge of Help Connects to 170 Smiling Faces

3 min read

With the Aeta children in mind, VST ECS created a plan to "do good" while motivating the partner community. In November 2022, they launched a month-long “Black Belt Certification for a Cause” contest for their partner community.

July 14, 2022


ALL IN with Partners at Cisco Live

3 min read

My favorite part of Cisco Live was all about talking to partners – even more exciting when we’re discussing new ways to improve their business and profitability. 

June 7, 2021


Connecting the Partner Ecosystem – Partner Connections Digital

3 min read

Cisco partners continue to tell us that one of the most valuable ways Cisco can help them to be successful, is to facilitate their meeting with other partners in the broad Cisco partner ecosystem.

March 17, 2021


Build your bridge from IT to LOB buyers with Portfolio Explorer

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It takes a village of complementary partners co-selling with Cisco and its partners–such as ISVs, IHVs, developers, advisors, integrators, and managed service providers–to design, build, and manage the solutions our customers need to meet and exceed their outcome objectives.