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Changes to Cisco’s Canadian Partner Organization

August 22, 2011

Donna Wittmann recruited to global partner organization role. Mike Ansley assumes leadership of Canadian partner organization.

Cisco Canada is a highly successful sales organization and has a long-standing track record of global executive mentoring for Cisco. What a pleasure it is for me to reveal publicly that yet another member of our Canadian executive team has been recruited for a global role.

Congratulations to Donna Wittmann, our vice president of the Canadian Partner Organization, who has moved on to a key role within Cisco’s worldwide partner group.  In her new role as the leader of Worldwide Partner Led Named, Donna will have responsibility for Cisco’s efforts to accelerate sales to mid-sized customers through our partners’ sales and engineering community with innovative new strategies, tools and programs that support collaborative selling.  Donna will report to Andrew Sage, vice-president of Worldwide Partner-Led (and yet another former Cisco Canada executive).

Donna joined Cisco in 2009 and has been a dynamic force in successfully expanding our partner relationships and overall channel business in Canada. She came to Cisco having previously served as the vice-president of Software Solutions for Dell Americas where she was responsible for marketing and vendor management for Dell’s $3 billion software business in the Americas.

Mike Ansley, vice president of solutions sales for Cisco Canada and a tremendous leader within the Cisco Canada organization, assumes leadership of our Canadian Partner organization. He will continue to drive partner success through an integrated solutions-focused sales model that incorporates Cisco’s architecture strategy. Mike rejoined Cisco Canada in 2010, but is no stranger to our company, having previously held various international senior management positions within Cisco from January 1996 to May 2004.

Congratulations to Mike and Donna. And stay tuned for the future announcement of our new solutions leader.

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