Kashif Abbasi

Senior Director, Partner Sales Acceleration

Global Partner Organization

A leader in driving transformation, Kash Abbasi has over 15 years in the IT industry and has held several leadership roles in his career at Cisco. His focus on constant innovation and on achieving exceptional results in highly complex environments is driven through continuous improvement and collaboration.

Kash leads Partner Go-to-Market responsible for partner sales acceleration across Cisco’s portfolio including technology architectures, services, software and solutions. The focus is to engage and collaborate with all Partner Types, across all technology architectures, software, services and IoT solutions to drive amplification, acceleration and monetization. This includes developing sales execution plans that outline the best path to revenue and leveraging the sales best practices to drive growth through our scaling engines.

Prior to joining the Global Partner Organization, Kash led Partner Go-to-Market Services at Cisco. During his career, he has held leadership roles across Sales, Services, Software, Operations, Strategy and Planning.

Kash received his BA in Finance at Kingston University, London, United Kingdom. He lives in the Orange County, California area with his wife and three children.


June 8, 2018


Know WHO and Know HOW: Boost Sales Success with Ecosystem Partners

2 min read

With Cisco’s innovation engine and your unique capabilities, together we are a force multiplier and nothing can stand in our way. Find out HOW we get there.

April 2, 2018


Power Your Success With Ecosystem Partners

3 min read

Connecting and collaborating with new ecosystem partners is essential to selling digital business to customers. You begin by connecting. Start now.

February 12, 2018


Win more business with Ecosystem Sales Acceleration

3 min read

Kash Abbasi shares how Cisco's Ecosystem Sales Acceleration team helps partners boost their sales and how partners can get started.