Michelle Ragusa-McBain

Lead, Provider Elevate Team

Global Partner Organization

Michelle Ragusa-McBain is the Provider Elevate, Leader of the Global Partner Organization at Cisco and is a highly visible 17-year veteran and proven leader in the global technology channel. Her mission is to lead the Provider Elevate Team to drive strategy and execution for community, programs, engagement and acceleration for small- mid size MSP’s around the world to elevate with Cisco. Named as Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 4 people to inspire women to pursue a career in Tech, Top 50 most influential global channel influencers by Channel Partners Magazine, recipient of the prestigious “Cisco World Wide Innovation and Growth Award”, Channel Futures DE&I 101, and CompTIA's 2021 leader for Advancing Women in Technology. Michelle is a keynote speaker at major industry events and board member across leading channel associations and media companies. Chairman Emeritus of Advancing Women in Technology at CompTIA, Independent Board Member of CRN Women in the Channel and a long-standing member of the National Women in Technology Group. In her free time, she loves traveling the world with her husband Jay McBain and daughters Brooklyn and Cali (85 countries and 6 continents to date), or spending time volunteering in the community, or with her fur kids- Husky Auggie Doggy and Calico Kitten Luna Meow.


December 1, 2022


Oh Polly Transforms Its Operations During the Pandemic

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Oh Polly engaged Cisco Meraki specialist and Cisco Premiere Integrator partner, Protos Networks to deploy network services at the new site. As managed network services and cybersecurity experts, Protos leveraged Cisco’s industry-leading technologies to meet Oh Polly’s needs.

April 5, 2022


Cisco at Channel Partner Conference & Expo 2022

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Cisco is excited to participate in the 2022 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the world’s largest, independent channel event, which runs April 11-14 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. An estimated 6,500 partner attendees are expected from across the channel spectrum – VARs, service providers, managed service provider, distributors, agents, and consultants.

October 13, 2016


Cisco BFFs: Eleven Years Later

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In early July, I read a blog about two Cisco Interns, best friends starting their career together at Cisco - and...

March 8, 2016


How to Help Encourage #WomenInTech

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It was somewhere between not too long ago, and a lifetime ago that I was graduating high school and entering College...