Cisco has appointed Rodney Clark to the position of senior vice president, partnerships and small and medium business. Clark is a proven global sales and business leader with deep channel experience.
Through each stop of his career, he has driven transformation at scale, been a passionate advocate for the channel, and a strong, empathetic leader who invests deeply in his teams.
In his new role, Clark will empower and enable Cisco’s global ecosystem of partners, strengthen the company’s position in routes to market such as managed services and cloud marketplaces, and help Cisco and its partners maximise the opportunities in the small and medium business sector. During a nearly 25-year career at Microsoft, Clark held various senior sales leadership positions, including corporate VP, global channel sales and channel chief. Prior to Microsoft, he spent nine years with IBM in sales, marketing, and management capacities. Most recently, he was the chief commercial officer at Johnson Controls.
Reflecting on the appointment, Jeff Sharritts, EVP and chief customer and partner officer at Cisco, said: “I am incredibly proud of the work we’ve done with our ecosystem of partners over the last 25 years, and the business value that we’ve helped create for our mutual customers. Rodney is the right leader at the right time as we build on that legacy and push our partnerships into a new era.”