Ian Thompson

US SMB 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.


5 Reasons Cisco Solutions Are Perfect for Small and Medium Businesses

You don’t need to have the resources of a Fortune 500 company to adopt a new suite of business solutions. It’s never been simpler and more affordable for businesses of all sizes to adopt cloud-based solutions.

Remote Work Tools Are Here to Stay

Despite the rapid advancement of remote work tools, many small businesses are still wary of shifting to a hybrid work model due to a lack of access to reliable technology. We look into some of the misconceptions about hybrid work and all the ways remote work tools have become easier than ever to use.

Do Not Buy a New Access Point… Yet

If you’re looking to provide your employees with unhindered access to your wireless network, a wireless access point is a must. But we implore you. DO NOT buy a wireless access point – yet. Buying the wrong wireless access point can lead to spotty internet connections, lack of security, and low productivity for your employees. […]

5 Ways SMBs Can Protect Themselves from Cybersecurity Breaches

Current cybersecurity technology is incredibly accessible to businesses of all sizes. Mike Storm, cybersecurity engineer at Cisco and host of the Unhackable podcast, shares few simple cybersecurity tips for SMBs to secure data and keep it under lock and key!

What Technology Solutions Do Small Businesses Need?

To remain competitive, small and medium businesses need to identify and implement the technologies that will enable them to adapt quickly to a dynamic business environment and stay resilient and secure.