Nick Michaelides leads U.S. Federal Sales at Cisco. In this capacity, Nick is 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. 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.