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 21, 2017


Making Network History Again for Our Partners

With Cisco Digital Network Architecture, we are reinventing the network from the ground up.

May 3, 2017


Making it Easier to Have a Digital-Ready Enterprise with Cisco Easy Pay

According to IDC, companies with modern networks and digital initiatives realize 2-3 times the rate of growth in revenue, customer retention, and profit. In order to reap the benefits of digitization, companies need the right foundation in their enterprise. However, 63% of companies have not yet made the transition to automated or self-driving networks. CIOs […]

April 21, 2017


Reflecting on a Great Cisco Partner Connection Week

One of the things I value most about Cisco Partner Connection week is the in-depth conversations I get to have with many of our top partners across the globe. I...

March 21, 2017


Why Do Architectures Matter?

During the many events I attend each year, we hear one consistent piece of feedback from Cisco partners: to get a better understanding of the solutions that will make them...

February 8, 2017


Your Success is Our Success: Demonstrating Cisco’s Commitment to Customers and Partners

At Cisco, the success of our customers and partners is what drives us – it’s core to who we are as a company. As longstanding Cisco employees, our roles have spanned services, sales, and support, and this cross-functional view has given us an unwavering customer-centric mindset. We also believe strongly in transparency, which plays a […]

December 21, 2016


Talent Bridge Through the Eyes of the Educator

Last week, I discussed the NetAcademy and Talent Bridge program from the student’s perspective. But really, that is only half of the story. I believe it’s essential to understand the NetAcademy program from an educator’s perspective, too. Why, you ask? Because who knows students better than their own teachers. NetAcad instructors at ECC Pete Avino […]

December 13, 2016


A Recipe for IT Career Success – Ingram Micro, ECC and Cisco Talent Bridge

  At Cisco Partner Summit in November, a hot topic when talking with many of you was talent. How do you make sure you have the right people with the right skills for the digital economy? As I mentioned in my blog last week, Cisco Networking Academy is all about developing the best IT students […]

December 6, 2016


Looking for Great IT Talent? Talent Bridge is the Answer for Cisco Partners

Business and IT continue to change more rapidly than ever, yet as a manager I remain committed to one consistent thing – hiring the best talent and arming them with the skills for a successful future. Whether you are growing your own career, or building a team, Cisco can help. So, how can Cisco help […]

November 2, 2016


More Profit. Less time. Better results.

Cisco Partner Summit is one of my favorite times each year. It’s kind of like the World Cup for our team, where we go all-out to help our partners accelerate...