Denise Lee

Vice President and Executive Leader

Customer Solutions Marketing

Denise Lee is Vice President and Executive Leader for Cisco’s Customer Solutions Marketing, responsible for product marketing activity across the company’s portfolio of products and solutions. In this role, she unifies the voices of engineering, sales, and product marketing into a singular story to position Cisco’s portfolio roadmap and market development through thought leadership. She sets strategy and leads a cross-functional ecosystem chartered with breathing life into the benefits customers can expect from their Cisco investments and solutions adoption. As a Silicon Valley native steeped in the start-up culture and enterprise mind-set, Denise is an accomplished leader, with experience spanning business strategy and operations, product marketing, global sales strategy and planning, global operations and customer support. Skilled at interconnecting diverse points of view in a highly matrixed environment, Denise builds and transforms organizations to accelerate growth. In the era of Hybrid Work, Denise’s leadership philosophy is grounded in her commitment to people and diverse global talent. Her interests in sustainability and renewable energy, global health, and aiding those in our local communities sustain her mission to complement corporate growth with social giving. Denise holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.


November 19, 2021


How a Global Pandemic Changed the Way We Work, Forever

The way we work has transitioned, and the future of work is more strategic than ever. The day the music stopped, the game changed, and now hybrid work depends on team collaboration tools and the definition of your needs.

November 9, 2021


An Insider’s View to Cisco’s Software Evolution

Introducing the third generation of Cisco’s flagship buying program, the Enterprise Agreement. The new Cisco Enterprise Agreement provides one common agreement inclusive of our entire enterprise software portfolio, radically simplifying how our customers and partners experience Cisco software.

October 20, 2021


Must-Have Tools for Hybrid (Remote) Work

Let's face it: today's work is hybrid. What essential tools do you use to stay productive? And which self-care tips are helping to keep you sane? Denise Lee, VP of Global Product Marketing, shares three tools that make hybrid work more manageable and seamless.

June 3, 2021


Sheer Necessity Forces Life Learning Academy to be Innovative in Returning to Normalcy

For any parent who has children in the California public school systems, news reports about the progress (or lack thereof) the state had been making in returning kids back to schools were disheartening to say the least. One school who was clearly ahead of this curve is San Francisco-based Life Learning Academy (LLA). By sheer necessity, LLA always set its own course when it comes to educating its nearly 60 students.

April 15, 2021


Cisco Partners: Increase Revenue and Profitability with Cisco Meraki and Umbrella

Managed Service opportunity is growing as shifts in business models continue to elevate the relevance of Cisco Meraki and Umbrella to drive greater profitability. Over 53% of global Cisco partners have managed practices and 15% are from traditional resellers. (Source: Techaisle Channel Research Study, 2020 Cisco Commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a total Economic Impact […]

October 26, 2020


Attend Partner Summit Digital and Discover New Solutions to Help Small Businesses Thrive

When the pandemic hit earlier this year, the amount of disruption to small business was huge, and many companies recognized the need to accelerate their digital journey. For many small businesses, having to figure out everything from security to automation overnight felt like absolute chaos. Partners became a vital resource for understanding the technology and […]