Wendy Bahr is the Senior Vice President of the Americas Partner Organization for Cisco. Through a team of nearly 700 employees and over 23,000 partners, Bahr is responsible for partner enablement, partner profitability, and product and service sales growth with our partners in Cisco's largest geographical region (United States, Canada, and Latin America) with annual revenues over $22 billion. Bahr helps Cisco partners expand their businesses with new business models, enter new markets, and solve customer business needs with new solutions.
Previously at Cisco, Bahr led the Global and Strategic Partner Organization where she was responsible for more than $9.5 billion in revenue through Cisco's largest and most strategic systems integrators, service provider, and ecosystem partners. She was also responsible for Cisco's Global Executive Briefing Centers and Proposals Team, supervising more than 30 Executive and Customer Briefing locations around the world. Bahr also oversaw Cisco's Global Sales Associates Program, which trains new college hires as sales and engineering professionals. Bahr has also been the Senior Vice President of US and Canada Channels, Vice President of U.S. Commercial and Field Channels, Operations Director of Federal Civilian Agencies, and Operations Director of Network Service Providers.
Bahr has spent more than 20 years in sales and technology. Prior to joining Cisco, she was with Verizon for more than 10 years. In her latest role there she was the Director of Enterprise Sales, leading a sales and engineering team focused on Fortune 500 companies and the public sector.
During her time at Cisco, Bahr has received numerous industry accolades and was most recently recognized in the Top Women of the Channel by CRN for 2007-2012, as a 2009 and 2010 CRN Channels Chief for Networking and Unified Communications, and as YWCA TWIN Honoree in 2012.
Bahr is a member of the Women's Action Network at Cisco and a former member of the Gender Diversity Operations Committee. She is a coach and mentor for Cisco's Women Unlimited program, while also personally mentoring over a dozen Cisco employees. Her passion for diversity underlies her participation in Cisco's Women's Perspective Sessions, Senior Leadership Diversity Panels, and the Women's Channel Leadership Forum.
Bahr holds a bachelor of business administration degree in communications from Old Dominion University.