Cisco Blogs / Jeff Scheaffer
Vice President Product Management, Security Service Edge (SSE)
Security Business Group
Jeff Scheaffer is a growth business leader with expertise in business strategy, innovation, and execution. He has a proven track record of scaling emerging businesses to over $1B in annual revenues, turning around underperforming businesses, leading portfolio transformation to subscription and SaaS, and driving intrapreneurship initiatives within large enterprises.
As Vice President of Product Management for the Security Services Edge (SSE) team, Jeff leads the development of a new product focused on delivering seamless and secure access from anything to anywhere. Partnering with customers directly, his team created an SSE solution that delivers comprehensive cloud-native security that is grounded in zero trust and AI.
Prior to this role, Jeff led Software Defined Transformation for Cisco’s $20B+ Networking Experiences Team, Jeff led the software-defined disruption of legacy IP networking markets. His portfolio included Enterprise Routing, Software Defined Access (SDA), Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), DNA Center, and Multi-Domain Integration.
Prior to joining Cisco, Jeff served as the SVP and General Manager for the Continuous Delivery and DevOps portfolio at CA Technologies (acquired by Broadcom). While a member of the CA Technologies senior leadership team, Jeff played a key role in doubling CA’s market capitalization to $19B over three years by leading business model and portfolio transformation.
Jeff started his professional career with Hewlett-Packard, working with legendary founders David Packard and Bill Hewlett. Jeff held various leadership positions in engineering, product management, and general management of the HP OpenView and HP Software businesses.
Jeff coauthored The Kitty Hawk Venture, a thought leadership book on Continuous Delivery and Continuous Testing in DevOps. Jeff holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BS in Engineering from Colorado State University.