Erik Stunes

Director, Sales Operations

Partner Enablement Operations

A twenty+ year veteran of Cisco with Global Service Sales, Channel and Partner experience, Erik Stunes currently leads Partner Enablement Operations within the Global Partner Organization in Sales with focus on scaling Partner Enablement through Digital Platforms and framework like the Black Belt Partner Academy. In his prior positions at Cisco, Erik led Global Partner Led Strategy for Services in Software and Commercial Segment and from 2006 until 2012 he successfully led the Services Channel & Commercial Segment for the 130-plus countries in the Emerging Markets based in London. Under his leadership in Emerging Markets, Channel revenues grew over 300 percent since theatre inception, and the Commercial segment expanded by more than 25 percent annually. Prior to this Erik developed and managed Global Services Alliances with Ericsson & Fujitsu, Service Acquisitions and Integrations and managed Six Sigma Projects, based in San Jose, California. He also spent two years in Japan as Cisco’s Quality Executive implementing new quality processes in Japan and rolling out Service Channel Programs in APJ. Erik began his Channels career at Merisel, a large U.S. Distributor, and later took his passion for channels to the storage industry with Conner Peripherals and Seagate. After a four-year stint with Silicon Gaming, a slot-machine manufacturer start-up company, Erik joined the networking world with Madge Networks before moving on to Cisco. In all, he has +25 years’ channels and IT Industry experience. Erik holds an honors degree in Economics from San Francisco State University. A native of Norway, he enjoys skiing and other outdoor activities. He currently resides on a small ranch in Virginia, U.S.A., with his wife, two daughters, and a growing family of animals.

December 22, 2023


PXP: Enabling Our Partnership, Now and Into the Future!

2 min read

In 2024, we want you to get even more out of our Cisco Partner Experience Platform (PXP). Our industry-leading partner relationship management (PRM) experience was shaped with your input and aligned to our shared growth priorities and go-to-market strategy.