Todd Nightingale

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Cisco Meraki

Todd Nightingale has 15 years of experience leading technology groups in networking and wireless. Todd currently manages the Strategy and Solution Architecture teams at Cisco's Cloud Networking Group (formerly Meraki), where he leads enterprise field strategy and systems engineering.

Before joining Meraki, he was the General Manager for Motorola AirDefense Solutions where he managed all day-to-day operations of the AirDefense business building innovative technology for the Enterprise/Retail vertical. At AirDefense Inc., as the VP, Engineering Todd was responsible for all product line development and led the group through a successful cash acquisition by Motorola.

In the past, Todd has worked in silicon development, academic research groups, and network protocol development. As the Director of Software Engineering at Engim Inc. he architected and implemented a multi-channel software based 802.11 MAC. Prior to Engim he held a variety of research, development and teaching positions at MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science, MIT’s Media Lab, Motorola, and ArsDigita Inc.

Todd has led successful teams developing embedded, application and cloud software products including networking and wireless infrastructure products, IDS/IPS systems, spectrum analysis, 802.11 security, monitoring and manufacturing applications.

Todd received his S.B. and MEng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


March 16, 2020


Care and Quality When it Matters Most: IT preparedness for COVID-19

At Cisco, we have asked thousands of our employees around the world to work from home. Most of them came to the office every day. Other companies have also taken this step, and many more will do so soon.

May 8, 2019


APIs and Our Dedication to Simplicity

New Meraki Developer Hub provides API documentation, code libraries, sandbox environments for experimentation, turnkey solutions, and many other resources for developers.

September 14, 2018


Better Wireless for Small Businesses

Meraki has always focused on bringing simplicity, reliability and security to networking. Why?

March 7, 2017


Rethinking Mobility Management from the Ground Up

Years ago, we started developing an internal tool called Client Insight for monitoring and troubleshooting endpoints. Without full client visibility, we couldn’t ensure reliable performance and connectivity. Even though our test beds only had a few dozen devices back then pushing applications, monitoring performance and changing configurations was still too cumbersome for our teams. In […]

May 24, 2016


Expanding Meraki Simplicity into Communications

Meraki has always focused on simplifying powerful technology so our users can focus on their own mission. Originally, cloud managed wireless allowed users to deploy large, sophisticated wireless networks and reach more people. The results speak for themselves. From our humble beginnings with our first wireless access point back in 2006, our global customer base […]