Fernando Rodriguez

Partner Business Development Manager

Americas Partner Organization

Fernando is an Electrical Engineer from the Javeriana University in Bogota and has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the INALDE Business School in Colombia. He´s currently working as the manager for the Partner Business development unit around Cloud Infrastructure and Software solutions in Latinamerica. Before moving into this position he worked in sales business development for Central America and the Caribbean, Andean and southern cone countries in the same region. He also worked as a Systems Engineer manager for Colombia. Fernando has worked with Cisco for more than 21 years and currently holds important industry certifications like CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) from the ISC2 organization and CCSK (Certified Cloud Security Knowledge) from the Cloud Security Alliance. Fernando is the proud father of Samuel, Nicolas and Maria Jose and has been married with Paula for more than 17 years.


March 22, 2024


Building Bridges: The Power of Purpose Alignment for Positive Impact

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During FY23, the Americas Partner Organization (APO) launched an initiative known as "APO Giving Back Week." The intention was to align efforts and amplify impact by extending the initiative to include our external partner community. Together, they supported causes and NGOs that addressed local community issues.

How Cisco inspires a network for good

3 min read

Fernando sheds a light on how Cisco employees and partner organizations are making a difference in local communities in Colombia.