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Nick Michaelides

Senior Vice President

US Public Sector

Nick Michaelides leads U.S. Federal Sales at Cisco. In this capacity, Nick is responsible for the U.S. Federal market, including Defense, Civilian aNick Michaelides is the Senior Vice President of the U.S. Public Sector Organization. He and his team are responsible for the development and deployment of technology solutions that enable the public sector to better protect our country, serve our communities, and educate our children. Nick’s deep understanding of his customers and their mission critical challenges have been the key to his success. He leads with a customer first mentality and his team consistently delivers results by ensuring that they build strong relationships and serve as a trusted advisor to their customers and partners. Prior to leading Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector business, Nick held several leadership roles within Cisco. Most recently he led U.S. Federal Sales at Cisco. Nick’s was responsible for the U.S. Federal market, including Defense, Civilian and National Security Operations. U.S. Federal is the second largest market in the Americas and one that Cisco has supported for over 25 years. Prior to Federal, he was Senior Director for Defense Operations, where he was responsible for delivering innovative solutions, products, and services to one of the largest employers in the world, the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Nick is a proven leader with 32 years of Federal and technology industry experience. He provides strategic vision and operational management to consistently achieve sales goals and develop his workforce. Nick led Cisco’s Transformational Leadership Initiative, and has a passion for mentorship. He completed Cisco’s Momentum Leadership Program that develops the next generation of Cisco executives.

Nick holds an Active Top Secret SCI clearance. He enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, Rita, and their three children. nd National Security Operations. U.S. Federal is the second largest market in the Americas and one that Cisco has supported for over 25 years. Nick is committed to helping U.S. Federal agencies to digitize and to transform the way the government shares and processes data, collaborates, and integrates information.

Prior to leading Cisco’s Federal business, Nick held several leadership roles within Cisco. Most recently he was the Senior Director for Defense Operations, where he was responsible for delivering innovative solutions, products, and services to one of the largest employers in the world, the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to Defense, Nick led the Federal Intel Operation (FIO) and was responsible for Cisco’s business in support of the United States Intelligence Community (IC) agencies. Under his leadership Nick’s team provided architectures that supported and evolved the IC vision to establish a globally networked and integrated Intelligence Enterprise.

Nick is a proven leader with 32 years of Federal and technology industry experience.  He provides strategic vision and operational management to consistently achieve sales goals and develop his workforce. Nick led Cisco’s Transformational Leadership Initiative, and has a passion for mentorship. He completed Cisco’s Momentum Leadership Program that develops the next generation of Cisco executives.

Nick holds an Active Top Secret SCI clearance. He enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, Rita, and their three children.

Articles

November 20, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Cisco’s Duo Security Achieves FedRAMP Authorization

For government, security is paramount. So we're pleased to announce that Cisco acquisition Duo Security has achieved FedRAMP authorization.

November 8, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Military Friendly: How Cisco Serves Those who Served

Cisco is proud to be military friendly by connecting with, supporting, and hiring veterans. Find out how we're helping veterans make the most of their skills as they transition to the private sector.

July 31, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Cloud ready networks for government: Connecting everyone and everything

Cloud ready networks and intent-based networking are the new drivers for government IT Modernization. Find out how they can impact your cloud strategy.

June 4, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Announcing Defense Collaboration Re-Imagined

Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution for Defense (HCS-D) will impact the mission of Defense by providing the next evolution of secure cloud and secure communication. This will prepare the Department of Defense (DoD) for the long term by providing a secure and scalable collaboration platform to connect users across the Department.

January 24, 2018

GOVERNMENT

Cisco Cloudlock Certification Builds on Cisco’s FedRAMP-Approved Portfolio

Federal agencies have been under pressure to make progress and to comply with the “Cloud First” mandate since it went into effect in 2010. The initiative was created to push agencies to accelerate their adoption of cloud solutions to help improve employee productivity, increase collaboration, and drive cost efficiencies. Many federal agencies have made positive […]

July 11, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Navigating a Time of Rapid Transition

The government can’t just adopt every new and potentially valuable application and device that becomes available. Agencies must balance risk and reward to securely implement new capabilities.