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Congratulations: Wendy Bahr Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

February 24, 2015 - 1 Comment

As you saw in Bruce Klein’s blog yesterday, we have been honored at Cisco by having six of our executives named as Channel Chiefs for 2015. This is an honor indeed, and it affords me the opportunity to give you a little better look at those executives.

We don’t always take the time to get to know each other, and I wanted to take some time this week to give you a look at the people behind these titles. Some of you probably know each of the six executives named as Channel Chiefs yesterday, but for those of you that don’t, here’s some brief information about them that might give you a better feel for just what they’re each passionate about.

Wendy Bahr
Up first this week is Wendy Bahr, senior vice-president, Americas Partner Organization, Worldwide Partner Organization.

Wendy has more than 20 years of experience in sales and technology, but of course you’d expect that level of experience in someone in her role. What you may not know is that Wendy is a member of the Gender Diversity Committee. She is a coach for the Cisco Women’s Unlimited program and she personally mentors dozens of Cisco employees.

Wendy has been with Cisco for 14 years and in that time she’s seen a great deal of change as Cisco maintains its position in the industry. For example, she’s recently seen the Cisco Partner Ecosystem help Cisco Partners capture incredible opportunities in the market that weren’t readily available to them just a few short years ago.

Wendy’s favorite movie is Miracle, the story of the U.S. amateur hockey team that was able to topple the mighty Soviet team as they went on to  take the gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics. In Wendy’s own words, she loves that movie because it speaks to teamwork, dedication and a belief that anything is possible if you do the work and put yourself in a position to win.

Interested in learning a little more about Wendy? Let us know in the comments section!

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