Michael Veysey


Corporate Affairs

He joined Scientific Atlanta following 22 years at Gould Electronics, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan Energy Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. After Scientific Atlanta was acquired by Cisco, he became Vice President, Deputy General Counsel.

He has extensive experience managing a multi-national corporate law department. His areas of expertise include domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures, commercial and government contracts, criminal and civil litigation, compliance and environmental proceedings. In addition, his experience at Gould included, restructuring and managing multiple discontinued businesses, reducing high exposure legacy liabilities and successfully recovering over $100M in insurance recoveries.

His legal career includes Judge Advocate service in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as a certified military judge and trial counsel at military courts-martial and administrative proceedings. He is a retired Colonel. Prior to joining Gould, he was a commercial litigator in Washington, D.C. with a private law firm.

Michael is a current member of the Cisco Foundation. He also served as past president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Georgia chapter and is on the board of the Atlanta Alzheimer’s Association. He attended Boston College Law School and Regis College in Denver, Colorado.


Cisco Connects Veterans to Partner Ecosystem through Talent Bridge for Veterans

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Talent Bridge for Veterans will enable qualified veterans from around the globe to match their education, skills, and certification requirements to open job opportunities across our partner ecosystem.

An Update on Cisco’s Veterans Program

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Over the past year, we’ve focused on helping veterans find jobs in today’s digital economy through IT training and employment programs, as well as partnerships with local and state governments.

Cisco Leading Cyber Training Effort to Help Employ Virginia Veterans

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The Virginia Veterans Cyber Training (VVCT), pioneered by Cisco, is a free accelerated online program offering cyber training from Cisco, Amazon Web Services, (ISC)2, Palo Alto Networks, and Fortinet.

Cisco System Engineers Help Veterans’ Families Stay Connected

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Through his volunteer work with the Fisher House Foundation, Pete Sawyer is ensuring veterans' families stay connected while their loved ones receive necessary medical treatment.

Innovative Pilot Program Reskills Military Veterans for IT Careers

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Arodi Grullon Fernandez spent 12 years in the U.S. military, traveling around the world as a member of the Marine Corps. He’s deployed twice to Afghanistan, once to Iraq, and served countless hours on military bases around the United States. Still, his time as a maintenance chief and platoon sergeant didn’t fully prepare Arodi for […]

Creating a Networking Career Pipeline for Veterans

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On August 2, 2016, Cisco launched the Veteran Talent Incubation Program (VTIP) at its Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus in North Carolina.  Twelve veterans from area military bases are participating in the program, which spawned from a discussion between Erika Plant and TAC Managers (Chris Phillips, Charles Armstrong and Chris Myers) when they volunteered at […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Giving: Employees Give Back with Care Packages for U.S. Military Members

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Led by Cisco’s Veterans Enablement and Troop Support ERO, four sites — San Jose, Ohio, Herndon and Research Triangle Park — held Cisco’s annual Memorial Care Package Drive in honor of Major John D. Gerrie, United States Air Force (USAF). Major Gerrie lost his life January 16, 2016 supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. His spouse, Amy, is […]

Cisco’s Joining Forces Pledge to Veterans

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On May 5, First Lady Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted over 50 companies at The White House to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative, a nationwide effort that began in 2013 to support veterans and their families through employment, education and wellness opportunities. The participating companies, including Cisco, committed to either hire […]

Cisco Launches NC4ME with IT Awareness Days in North Carolina

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Earlier this month, Cisco launched the IT Component of North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME), hosting two IT Awareness Days at Camp Lejuene and Fort Bragg in North Carolina. More than 120 transitioning or recently transitioned Service members attended the events, where they learned about North Carolina’s growing IT industry. Service members have the technical […]

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