The 10 Biggest Cisco News Stories Of 2023 (So Far)
From technology launches to a handful of acquisitions, including Valtix and Armorblox, to job cuts and an Americas channel chief promotion, here are the 10 biggest Cisco news stories of the year so far.
1. Rhonda Henley Named Americas Channel Chief
Cisco kicked off the year by crowning a new Americas channel chief. Rhonda Henley, a Cisco veteran of more than two decades, had served as senior director of Cisco’s Global Partner and Routes to Market Sales Organization since 2019 before her appointment to vice president of Cisco’s Americas Partner Organization in February.
Today, Henley is responsible for leading partners across the U.S., Canada and Latin America, representing the Americas primary route to market and accounting for over 90 percent of its annual revenue, according to Cisco. She and her team have been focused on driving next-generation solution-selling through the channel, including software, as a service, managed services and security, in alignment with Cisco’s strategy.
Henley replaced John Moses, who had sat in the Americas vice president of partner sales seat since 2019.