Michael Hopfinger

Director of Marketing
Architecture and Partner Marketing - Americas

Michael has worked in Channel Marketing for over a decade, with experience on both the Technology Integrator side as well as Cisco’s.

He started at Cisco in 2001, where he held roles in both the Corporate and Partner Marketing organizations – before leaving the company in 2008 to take on a Field Business Development role, and later the Director of Marketing job, at one of Cisco’s global distributors.

Michael returned to Cisco in 2012 to manage the Americas Distribution Marketing team, before taking on the role leading all of Americas Partner Marketing.

Recently, Michael’s responsibilities have expanded and he is now leading the Americas Segment, Product and Partner Marketing organization.

Before entering the wonderful world of Cisco, Michael worked as a project and PR lead for a national marketing firm. That followed a brief career in politics in which he served as a legislative aide and campaign manager.

In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking, fishing and otherwise spending time outdoors.

He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Missouri.

Michael is married with five children, and currently resides in St. Louis, MO.

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