Ian Thompson

US Small Business Commercial Marketing Lead

Americas Growth Marketing

Ian Thompson is the marketing lead for US Commercial Small business. In his current role, Ian is responsible for leading the marketing strategy for Cisco’s small business portfolio in the United States. He is focused on building marketing demand generation campaigns to meet business priorities, driving net new logos and ultimately helping small businesses achieve their own goals through world-class technology. He also is the host of the Small Business, Big Solutions podcast. He started at Cisco in early 2021, where he began as a partner marketing manager in the US Commercial East segment, working to optimize partners’ marketing practices. Outside of Cisco, Ian also is a HIIT fitness instructor at a local studio, where he teaches classes several times a week. He also coaches high school lacrosse and continues to play on a competitive men’s summer league team himself. He has called Greenville, SC home since 2012, where he lives with his wife. He was born and raised in Massachusetts and maintains an avid fanhood for all Boston sports.


September 5, 2022


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