We are thrilled to welcome Alison Gleeson, who will serve as Strategic Advisor to our sales organization as we grow rapidly over the upcoming years.
Alison is a globally recognized leader with demonstrated success in scaling customer-first organizations with enterprise customers. She joined Cisco in 1996 as a Regional Sales Manager and worked her way up—over the course of 22 years—to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Americas, accounting for Cisco’s largest geographic region which includes the US Commercial, US Public Sector, and the Global Enterprise Segment focused on the organization’s top 28 customers. In that role, she was responsible for $25 billion in revenue, managed 9,000 employees spanning 35 countries, and achieved high-growth goals driving customer and partner success.
Alison has been awarded Connected World's Woman of IoT award, Diversity Best Practices’ Above and Beyond Legacy Award, and the Michigan Council for Women in Technology's Woman of the Year award. She was also the Global Executive Sponsor and Board President for Cisco’s Connected Women’s Network, an organization with 7,000 members worldwide. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Elastic and the Board of Directors for 8x8, Inc, both public companies in technology headquartered in California. In addition, she is a Portfolio Committee Member, and Advisor to Brighton Park Capital headquartered in Greenwich, CT.
We look forward to having Alison at Verkada and leveraging her expertise in evolving go-to-market strategies, strengthening partner relationships, and launching innovative solutions for customers.
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