Harninder Bassi

Director Sales Operations

Global Security Sales Organization Americas

Harninder Bassi is the Director of Strategy and Planning for Americas Security for the Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO) for Cisco Inc. She is responsible for operationalizing the Go to Market Strategy and Organizational Planning for Americas Security team that are responsible for both product and services security ($2bn). She is focused on the annual planning cycle, execution of strategic initiatives and providing business insights to influence strategic investments & direction for Americas Security to produce greater return and top line growth.

Harninder has been with Cisco Systems since 1999. Harninder has held various Finance, Operations and Strategy roles and worked her way through Service Provider, Commercial, Distribution, Channels and now Security. Prior to joining Cisco Systems Harninder has held various positions at Xerox, and Symbol Technologies where she was responsible for their WW Sales Financial & Planning team.

Harninder is a graduate of Aston University in UK with a BSc in Business Studies and is a member of Chartered Institute of Management. Harninder is on the board of Junior Achievement East NC chairing the education committee and enjoys giving back to her community.

She resides in Cary, NC with her husband of 15 years and is a soccer mom to her 10yr old son and 7yr old daughter.


September 20, 2018


Leaving the World a Better Place with Cisco’s Time2Give

3 min read

Harninder wants to leave the world a better place than she found it for her children. Here's her journey with Cisco's Time2Give and how that's helping her to do just that.

March 16, 2018


Securing our Future Together

4 min read

At Cisco's 6th annual Women of Impact conference to encourage and support women in technology, the ‘Securing our Future Together’ panel discussed the need for more women in security.