Vice President and General Manager
Global Service Provider (GSP) Sales
Shaun McCarthy is Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Global Service Provider (GSP) Sales Theater, responsible for the AT&T Account. In this role, Shaun is charged with leading Cisco’s global relationship with AT&T, Cisco's largest individual customer, and managing Products & Services into and through AT&T.
He is a results-oriented sales leader with a passion for building world class teams and turning around organizations. He has a strong technical background and a proven ability to develop long term relationships with Tier 1 Service Providers and MSOs in North America.
Shaun prides himself on being a collaborative, results-oriented leader who knows how to keep things fun, take the complexity out of problems and drive toward creative solutions. He lives by three rules in his life and career, and tries to instill the same mentality in his team:
• Listen, learn and form your own opinion on things
• Figure out what you are good at and use it to develop your personal brand
• Always be customer obsessed and live by the 99-year plan
Shaun thinks it’s an exciting time to be in the telco industry because traditional networks are being disrupted, new business models are emerging, and 5G is playing a role in everything. A colleague of his introduced him to the term ‘disrupt impossible’, and he is determined to make impossible happen with his team, customers and partners every day.