Frank Calderoni is Executive Advisor at Cisco. From 2007 through 2014, Frank was EVP and CFO managing the financial strategy and operations of a company with more than 72,000 employees and total revenue for fiscal year 2014 of $47 billion.
Previously as Cisco's Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions Finance, Calderoni was able to bring about profitable growth, disciplined decision making, and transparency in Cisco's reporting. He led the efforts to create and define the value chain for the sales and services model from which organization, staffing, compensation plans, targets, territory definition, and sales goals could be derived. He was responsible for the decision support model on investments related to sales, services, and marketing, including acquisitions.
Calderoni joined Cisco in 2004 from QLogic Corporation, where he was the Senior Vice President and CFO. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and CFO for SanDisk Corporation. Previously he spent 21 years at IBM Corporation and was promoted to Vice President prior to taking on two CFO roles. While at IBM he held Controller responsibilities for several divisions, including Global Small Business, Storage Systems, and the IBM Server Group.
Calderoni is an active volunteer, and he sits on the board of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. He has been recognized as the 2013 Bay Area CFO of the Year. He has also been awarded the 2012 Excellence Award in Leadership in Finance for North America, and he was considered one of the Best CFO's in 2012 from the Institutional Investor.
Calderoni holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Fordham University and a master of business administration degree in finance from Pace University. He sits on the Board of Directors for Adobe Systems and Nimble Storage.
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