Rodney Clark

Senior Vice President

Partnerships and Small & Medium Business

Rodney Clark is the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Partnerships and Small & Medium Business. Clark and his team are responsible for empowering and enabling Cisco’s global ecosystem of partners and scaling and strengthening routes to market to help drive profitable growth. Foundational to this strategy is ensuring customers – from enterprises to small and medium businesses - can buy and consume Cisco and partner solutions the way that best meets their needs along their digital transformation journey. Clark joined Cisco from Johnson Controls where he was Chief Commercial Officer. During his time there, he was responsible for global sales, sales excellence, all aspects of marketing, channel engagement, and a broader company transformation, all with a focus on helping customers build healthy, smart, and sustainable futures. Prior to that, Clark spent nearly 25 years at Microsoft, where he held various senior sales leadership positions, including serving as Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Sales. Clark also spent nine years with IBM in strategy, sales, marketing, mergers & acquisitions, and digital transformation. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from California State University, Fresno, where he now serves in an advisory capacity to the Craig School of Business. He also sits on the board of directors for Groopit and Entegris, Inc., a publicly traded company. Clark is a passionate advocate for and active supporter of diversity and equity in education, community to create an inclusive future for all.


June 19, 2024


Juneteenth: A Day of Reflection, Celebration, and Commitment

3 min read

Celebrate Juneteenth with Cisco's commitment to diversity and inclusion, fostering a culture of equity and respect, and empowering communities for a future where every dream can become a reality.

June 3, 2024


The Giro Effect: Transforming Partnerships in the Ecosystem Era

3 min read

In the spirit of World Bicycle Day on June 3rd, let's explore how the lessons of this iconic race, Giro d'Italia, align with our evolving partner strategy and illuminate the path to success in the ecosystem era.

May 13, 2024


Cisco’s Women of the Channel: Empowering Innovation, Leadership, and Success in 2024

5 min read

I am thrilled to see numerous talented and trailblazing Cisco colleagues featured in CRN's 2024 Women of the Channel List. These women are at the forefront of channel thought leadership, and their dedication to our partners' success is a testament to the exceptional caliber of our partner program.

March 18, 2024


Splunk Joins Cisco: Our Partner Ecosystems Just Got Even Stronger

2 min read

It’s official! Today, with the closing of the acquisition, Splunk became part of Cisco – and it couldn’t have come at a better time.