Muthu Varadharajan

Senior Leader, Systems Engineering Sales

Global CGEM Operation Central

Muthu Varadharajan is a senior systems engineering leader of Cisco Global Operation in GES Central. Segment Muthu supports a team of systems architects across eight states in the Midwestern US and helps drive Cisco's $350M business globally. Muthu is passionate about empowering people to become the best version of themselves. Likewise, he believes that teams operate best when their foundation is rooted in a strong culture where members share the same values and passion for relentless, ambitious execution. Muthu began his career at Cisco in 2006 as a software engineer in Bangalore. He relocated to the United States only two years later, where he joined the Cisco Sales Associates Program (CSAP) in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park (RTP). To date, Muthu has held various positions in Systems Engineering and Management, supporting Global Enterprise Theater (GET), GES, and US Commercial segments. Having lived in Bangalore, RTP, Chicago, and now in Denver supporting global customers, Muthu brings a wealth of experience leading teams worldwide. Muthu holds a dual CCIE in Wireless and Security, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA, CCDA, and DEVNET Associate, as well as SCJP certifications, and firmly believes that Cisco engineers are the best in the industry. Outside of Cisco, Muthu enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains, playing tennis, badminton, running, and spending time with his family. In addition, protecting nature and wildlife is very close to his heart. Muthu is an active supporter of World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) and leads the Cisco Green Team in Colorado, focused on making a positive environmental impact and sustainable change.


September 2, 2022


Building the Dream Systems Engineering Team

3 min read

When hiring new engineers, inserting certifications into job requirements allow hiring managers to consider candidates' experience, technical competency and validate their skills.

Cisco Green Team Network: Protecting our planet starts with us

3 min read

Muthu shares more about the Cisco Green Team Network, an ERO that envisions a more environmentally sustainable business and world.

April 14, 2022


CCIE Match Point: Serve it, Smash it, Win it, Love it

4 min read

Get inspired by the Cisco certification journey that led this CCIE to victory — twice.