Debbie Clasen

Director, Transformation Amplification

Global Partner Organization

Debbie Clasen joined Cisco in 2005 and leads the Global Partner Transformation Amplification effort. Her team drives connections across Cisco’s partner ecosystem while inspiring and enabling partners and field teams to accelerate transformation. She recently served as a Cisco Culture Ambassador. Other Cisco roles have included 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 and 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.


July 14, 2022


ALL IN with Partners at Cisco Live

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

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

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.