Nirav Sheth

Vice President, Partner Solutions, Architectures & Engineering.

Partner Solutions, Architectures & Engineering

Nirav Sheth is the Solutions, Architectures, & Engineering leader for the Global Partner Organization at Cisco. With a team of several hundred channel leaders working with thousands of partners, Nirav’s organization is responsible for partner enablement/capacity, technology strategy, and helping our partners develop practice capabilities to bring Cisco solutions to the market.

With teams focused across Cisco established architectures, emerging solutions such as SDN and Cloud, as well as a Partner Digital Transformation office to support our partners as they drive LoB relevancy, Nirav’s organization supports Cisco’s ability to drive more than 90% of its revenue.

Nirav’s successful tenure at Cisco spans over 16 years, with experience ranging from Catalyst Switching product development, Professional Services, Technical Services, and Channel Sales. In Technical Services Nirav built and ran TAC operations around the world with nearly 1000 engineers distributed across GEOs, and later was responsible for Service Delivery of Enterprise and SP Networking TAC across all Cisco customer segments where his organization delivered the highest CSAT scores for two consecutive years. Nirav has participated in the World Economic Forum, and has been a speaker at the Technology Services Industry Association TS World events. A highly entrepreneurial and collaborative leader, Nirav’s #1 priority is to always invest in his people.

Nirav earned his Bachelor degree at the University of Alabama Birmingham, his MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, and a Master degree in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


June 12, 2018


The Network is Open for Business: Imagine New Possibilities with Cisco DNA Center’s Open Platform Capabilities

We are unlocking the power of the network by turning it into an open platform where partners can accelerate innovation and make imagination a reality.

February 6, 2018


Evolution in Cisco PAK License Registration and Validation Process

Cisco announces new, updated Product Activation Key (PAK) registration and validation processes  that will protect the integrity of our brand, product offerings, customers, and our valued partners.

January 30, 2018


Driving the Industry Forward – Intent-Based Networking Innovations

Last year, Cisco made history. Intent-based networking promised a revolution in network automation, advanced analytics and assurance, data security, and licensing. And we delivered! Today brings another, equally exciting, wave of innovation: providing the right context for intent-based networking. An intuitive network enables customers to easily identify the right time, the right place, and the right action to optimize and manage their business.

November 2, 2017


New Talent Bridge Matching Engine Connects Cisco Partners to Top Tech Talent

Since its launch in 2016, the Cisco Networking Academy Talent Bridge program has connected over 1200 Networking Academy students to jobs with Cisco partners. This week at Cisco Partner Summit, Cisco is unveiling a pilot program that will make it even easier for our partners to connect to, contact, and hire passionate, skilled Networking Academy […]

November 1, 2017


Own, Grow, and Simplify your Managed Services Business with Cisco & ConnectWise

At Cisco, we are always looking for ways to make it easier for our partners to do business with us, grow, and become more profitable. It’s our commitment to work alongside you to discover untapped opportunities to accelerate revenue, and along the way, address the core barriers to achieving successful business outcomes. At Cisco Partner […]

October 9, 2017


Grow With the Power of Cisco Services

Companies across all industries – from retail to healthcare to manufacturing – are focused on becoming digital businesses. And, according to Gartner, the percentage of enterprises that deem networking core...

September 11, 2017


NetAcad: Educating and Connecting Students for 20 Years

I remember the excitement and passion I had when I was first exposed to Cisco and Cisco networking curriculum early in my career. Today, many years later, I am no longer actively configuring devices. However, the foundation that was built still serves me well every day as I focus on the intersection of Cisco’s technologies […]

August 16, 2017


Cisco Wins Four Product Categories for CRN’s 2017 Annual Report Card

Our executive chairman, John Chambers, would always emphasize “when we partner, we partner for life.” That simple philosophy is foundational to...