Richard McLeod

No Longer with Cisco

Richard McLeod is is responsible for Cisco’s global channel strategy, business development and partner programs for the collaboration markets, including unified communications, customer collaboration, telepresence and collaboration applications. As an executive member of Cisco’s Global Collaboration Architecture Board, McLeod plays a key role in shaping Cisco’s portfolio investment priorities and global go-to-market strategies.

During his 10+ years at Cisco, McLeod has led the company’s channel evolution and growth from early IP telephony start-up to global unified communications market share leader and has pioneered numerous channel programs that have enabled partners to transform and grow their businesses, adopt new technologies, and improve their profitability. These channel innovations have led to Cisco’s Collaboration Partner Program consistently being recognized as the industry leader.


March 17, 2015


Join the Revolution – Change Your Daily Routine

Today’s announcement of Cisco Spark is about much more than a new app for team collaboration. It is about the modernization of businesses from traditional organizations to next-generation or agile enterprises.

January 29, 2015


A New Year, A New Resolution to Selling!

At the beginning of each year, I try to set a New Year’s resolution that is SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound), so that I’ll keep it. I especially like to set goals that are attainable and will drive tremendous growth in our business together.

November 18, 2014


Innovation for Every Type of Customer Expands Partner Opportunities

One year ago at Cisco Collaboration Summit 2013, we set out on a mission to bring amazing collaboration experiences to every room, every desktop, and every pocket. We’ve had an incredible year delivering simple and affordable collaboration technologies leading up to Collaboration Summit 2014 this week in Los Angeles. In addition to yesterday’s news, today, […]

October 6, 2014


Give Your Customers One Conferencing Experience

Too many of us attend frustrating meetings filled with background noise, dropped connections, attendee roll call and large presentation files that are emailed only after it’s too late.

May 19, 2014


Collaboration for Every Desk – And Every Partner

Cisco Collaboration’s mission is to put exceptional, easy-to-use collaboration in every room, on every desk, and in every pocket. You’ve seen us start to deliver on this mission for every room.

March 12, 2014


Open New Opportunities with Amazing Collaboration Experiences

As a Cisco Collaboration partner, you are always looking for new ways to reach more buying centers and dazzle your customers with an engaging collaboration experience. Today, Cisco announced new innovative solutions to help you do just that. This is our most significant video launch in many years, and we are changing the game with great experiences for any screen, from the browser to the boardroom. Rowan Trollope’s blog describes our unique approach to developing collaboration solutions that customers will want to use each day. But, of course, collaboration is about more than just video.

November 25, 2013


Dare to be Bold in Collaboration

Last month we had the most successful Collaboration Summit conference ever, with partners, analysts, consultants, customers and Cisco executives coming together to explore how new collaboration solutions are helping companies become more empowered, engaged and innovative.