To my important CiscoFullBars.com, LinkedIn, and Twitter Community,
As you may know I have spent the last 16½ years working in sales at Cisco as a subject matter expert. In my role, I begin each fiscal year creating a plan that will exceed growth and sales expectations. I was an overlay and because of that I include a component in each business plan that essentially eliminates my current position. That may seem weird but nearly every year I’ve been successful at it. Each year the role I take or the territories I cover change, sometimes dramatically, because we took a new, complex technology and made it mainstream. That’s why I’ve been so passionate about what I do! I get a different job just about every year, even though I’ve kept the same title.
Success has struck once again. In our US commercial business here at Cisco, the enterprise networking technologies have been absorbed in to mainstream. A dedicated overlay team is no longer required to win complex deals, build demand, or provide enablement to our internal and partner sales teams. My work is finished.
I would like to take this moment to thank my community here on CiscoFullBars.com, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Thank you my friends for your support, guidance, banter, and camaraderie.
Today I look ahead as I determine what is next and I am excited for a bright future. I don’t know yet what that future looks like but in the words of Sir Isaac Newton, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Thanks for the memories. I look forward to making more with you all.
Your humble servant,