Jeff Spagnola

Vice President of Sales, Cloud and Managed Services

Cisco Service Provider market segment

Jeff Spagnola is currently Vice President of Sales, Cloud and Managed Services for Cisco Service Provider market segment. In his current position, Jeff plays a leadership role in defining Cisco's strategy, solutions and sales models associated with Cloud and Managed Services business.

With 20 years tenure at Cisco Systems, Jeff has held several leadership roles. Prior to his current role, Jeff spent 5 years as Vice President of Worldwide Service Provider Marketing where he was responsible for the marketing of Cisco's solutions and technologies to service providers worldwide. As a leader of Cisco's Service Provider Business Council, Jeff participates in the development and execution of Cisco's Service Provider strategy. In addition to his marketing role, Jeff was responsible for the acceleration of advanced technologies through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other key standards bodies. Jeff is a frequent speaker at both industry conferences and standards forums and was a spokesperson for Cisco's service provider strategy.

Jeff has also held board positions at the Center for Telecom Management (CTM), an industry-sponsored center at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, devoted to research and education to help the networked digital industry and its customers grow and prosper. Jeff has also sat on the board of SuperComm, the largest tradeshow in the United States for Service Providers.

Jeff has cultivated his extensive networking experience through a number of leadership roles in Cisco's service provider and enterprise field organizations. Prior to his role as vice president of WW Service Provider Marketing, Jeff was the Operations Director for Cisco's mobile operator customer segment and responsible for sales, strategy and operations for mobile operators within the United States. Jeff spent an additional two years leading the service provider challenger segment and independent operating companies (IOC) throughout the United States. Previous to these sales roles, Jeff was in service provider marketing managing the implementation of the Cisco Powered Network program and service provider alliance programs outside of the United States. In addition to many years working with service provider customers, Jeff had held various field sales leadership roles in Cisco's enterprise sales organization focused on large customers based in Northern California.

Prior to joining Cisco in 1991, Jeff spent eight years in working for NCR Corporation, Case Communications Ltd., and Develcon Electronics. Jeff holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Dayton located in Dayton, Ohio. Jeff and his wife live in Los Gatos, California with their two children Jeffrey (19) and Carly (16).


June 11, 2013


Synergy: “Cisco Grabs Lead in Cloud Infrastructure Equipment”

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My father taught me at a young age that hard work pays off.   Over the years, this lesson has proven to be true, again and again.  I reflected on this important lesson this week when new Q1 data from Synergy Research Group showed that Cisco has taken over leadership of the cloud infrastructure equipment market, just one […]

“Tomorrow’s Cloud Starts Here” Program at Cisco Live Orlando in June

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Tomorrow’s Cloud Starts Here is an important starting point for your Cisco Live experience on Monday, June 24. This track of business-focused cloud sessions addresses the needs of both consumers and providers of cloud services. These thought leadership sessions will explore how organizations can best use cloud services to power their business and shows how cloud providers […]