Isabella Yani

Manager of Partner Operations, Sales

US Partner Organization

Isabella Yani currently leads the Pacific Southwest Partner Organization, a team spanning Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. The PSWPO is responsible for driving the partner route to market for over $1B of business.

Isabella joined Cisco through the Cisco Sales Associates Program in 2005 and spent five years in field sales as an Account Manager, until she moved into the partner organization as a Partner Account Manager. As part of the partner organization, she has helped her partners achieve record Cisco growth by helping them transition to a focus on business outcomes.

Outside of work, Isabella’s main focus is raising a healthy family. Isabella, her husband, and their two children spend their time together hiking, swimming, biking, and traveling the world.

She has been an outspoken advocate for working moms and spoke on the topic at the 2015 Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference.

When her hands aren’t full with work or family life, Isabella can be found in a nearby yoga studio, training for the next Tough Mudder, or surfing in SoCal or Hawaii.


February 25, 2019


If Cisco’s Next Product Were a Time Machine: Lessons For My Younger Self

Isabella share what she would have done differently if she could go back and re-live her first five years at Cisco.

October 3, 2017


Closing the Confidence Gap

On our first Facebook Live Isabella shared that men feel they only need 50% of the skills to apply for a job, whereas women feel they need 80-90% -- in this post she encourages women to feel empowered to apply for tech roles.

July 25, 2017


Cisco Couples

Isabella and her husband both work at Cisco, here she shares the stories of other Cisco Couples throughout the company.