Today, I’m excited to share that Jeetu Patel will be joining Cisco as our new Senior Vice President and General Manager of our newly-formed Security and Applications business group on August 3. In this new role, Jeetu will lead our efforts across our Collaboration, Security and Applications businesses to deliver a consistent, seamless experience for our customers and end users.

Jeetu will join our four other Engineering leaders as part of the new business structure we announced in March, as they build the strongest portfolio and platforms for our customers. These include Emerging Technologies and Incubation, led by Liz Centoni; Core Hardware Platforms, led by Eyal Dagan; Mass-Scale Infrastructure, led by Jonathan Davidson; and Enterprise Networking and Cloud, led by Todd Nightingale.

At Cisco, we share a common purpose – to power an inclusive future for all. While this incorporates various facets of business and society, we know that technology is at the center of this.  Over the past few months, it is clear that our collaboration, security and applications are core to building a secure, remote workforce. These businesses play a key part in keeping our customers connected, productive and secure. Under Jeetu’s leadership, we will continue to drive even greater innovation around modern application development, security and the employee and customer experience.

He has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in enterprise software, building cloud-native applications while developing and delivering against long-term strategies. He previously served as the Chief Product Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Box, leading the company’s product strategy and vision for cloud content management in the enterprise. In his role as the Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Platform at Box, he directed the creation of the Box Platform business unit. Prior to his time at Box, his roles included general manager and chief executive of the Syncplicity business unit of EMC and president of Doculabs, a research and advisory firm focused on collaboration and content management.

He currently serves on the board of HackerRank, a technology hiring platform for assessing developer skills, and Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment management.

I am so proud of what our Collaboration, Security and Applications teams have accomplished – particularly over the past few months as so many of us transitioned to remote work. I know that Jeetu’s experience makes him the right leader for this group, but his creativity, humility and selflessness really stand out to me. I know he will fit in with Cisco’s amazing culture and be yet another example of strong leadership for our company.

I am so thrilled to welcome Jeetu to our team and look forward to working alongside him as we set out to power an inclusive future for all.




Chuck Robbins

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Cisco Systems, Inc.