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John Brookbank

Vice President, Americas Distribution

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John Brookbank is the Vice President for Americas Distribution Sales at Cisco. John brings a long history with resellers, a deep understanding of the reseller business, and 32 years of sales leadership experience, both direct and channels. Prior to Cisco, he held a wide range of sales leadership positions - including; Vice President and General Manager at Expanets, Regional Channel Director for Avaya, and Mid-Atlantic Sales Director for Lucent Technologies.

As a 15-year veteran of Cisco, John began as the leader for the East Channel Collaboration organization, followed by a very successful three years as the Regional Manager of the DC Metro Commercial Region – where he consistently drove double digit growth. John spent 3 years as the Manager Partner Operations for the Mid-Atlantic region where he led strong segment alignment while fostering profitability, loyalty and growth in the partner base. He has led numerous cross-functional efforts to transform internal processes and developed several initiatives to integrate channel and field sales strategies.

His most recent position was Senior Director, East Field Partner Organization. In his 7 years in that position, John’s team distinguished themselves by driving growth every quarter in Commercial, Enterprise, and SLED in the East. During his 12 years in the Partner Organization, John focused on loyalty and growth in the partner base and, of course, on profitability. Many of the initiatives his team created have been adopted and executed across APO. John currently serves as co-chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and, in 2016, that organization named him Man of the Year, National Capital Chapter. In 2018, his team became the top chapter in the US by raising an all-time record of $2.4 million, and this year his team’s goal is set for a challenging $2.5 million.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Maryland, College Park. John and his wife Renee live in Ashburn, Virginia. He has three children, Sydney, Spencer, and Lindsey.

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August 16, 2021

PARTNER

Fueling Partner Success in FY22 – Part 2

Fueling partner success means more than just ensuring profitability. It also means connecting families, enabling small businesses to keep the lights on, and doing our part to help millions get vaccinated. Drop in on the team as we discuss priorities for FY22.

July 20, 2021

PARTNER

Cheers, Saúde, Salud, and Santé to a Fresh Start in FY22 – Part 1

Moving into FY22 at the end of the month, we are still aiming to fuel partner success. Since I am not alone in this quest, I thought I’d bring in some of my team to talk about our key priorities.

June 2, 2021

PARTNER

Accelerate and Fuel Partner Success Through Distribution

This past quarter was just as much of a challenge as the two before, but we have seen outstanding results from our collective hard work, and I thank you for it. There is no way that we could have made this kind of progress alone.

May 19, 2021

PARTNER

Fueling Profitable Growth with Lifecycle Management

John Brookbank and Ryan Kingston share how Cisco Distributors can help their partners fuel success through Cisco's Lifecycle Management.

March 18, 2021

PARTNER

Bridges Fueling Customer Success

Any storms that could roll in, you hold strong and help customers arrive at the best solution for their needs all while providing key service, specialized IT knowledge, and vast insights to Cisco’s product portfolio.

February 19, 2021

PARTNER

Americas Distribution Outlook

Despite harsh realities and difficult circumstances that we've all faced these past few months, the incredible efforts of Cisco's employees along with our partners, has led to a strong quarter of growth.

January 27, 2021

PARTNER

Fueling IoT Partner Success at Cisco IoT Connect

Cisco’s first ever global, digital partner conference for IoT on February 25, 2021 will be a unique digital conference to educate, enable, energize, and empower the IoT eco-system.

December 22, 2020

PARTNER

Embarking on Future Resiliency

Another a year has come and gone, and wow, what a year it has been! The vast majority had never experienced a global pandemic before now, and it’s without a doubt something we won’t forget.

October 15, 2020

PARTNER

Standing on the Americas Pillars Together

We are resilient. Even long before modern-day civilization, we have been a resilient people. With the latest advancements in technology and modern medicine and the transformation within the world’s population, we have proved how resilient we all are. In the Americas we have four pillars that we believe rest on these principles.