Kristine (Kris) A. Snow is President of Cisco Systems Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cisco where she leads the company's global captive finance business. Cisco Capital delivers premier solutions through its three Lines of Business: Technology Financing, Channel Financing, and Cisco Certified Pre-Owned Equipment. Managing more than US $8 billion in assets with a presence in 96 countries, Snow balances sales enablement for Cisco with overall lease and loan portfolio risk to promote profitability for Cisco Capital.
Snow joined Cisco from CIT Group in 2009. As President of Global Vendor Finance at CIT, she led operations in over 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, and Latin America. In this capacity, Snow oversaw office products, technology, and diversified vendor financing with more than US $15 billion in managed assets.
Prior to CIT, Snow spent over 17 years at Sun Microsystems in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the General Manager and Senior Vice President for Sun's captive finance arm, Sun Microsystems Global Financial Services. In this role, she provided worldwide leadership to its three operating units: Structured Financing, Utility and Variable Computing Infrastructure, and Asset Management/Remarketed Products. Before her work at Sun Microsystems, Snow held various technical positions with Cray Research Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation, and General Electric's Calma Division.
Snow is passionate about the career growth and acceleration of women in technology and has participated in several women's networking groups and mentor circles to help make a positive impact. In 2012, she was honored and recognized for Exemplifying Excellence as a Female Executive as a recipient of the 2012 YWCA Tribute to Women (TWIN) Award for the Silicon Valley.
Snow has served the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) as a Board Director and member of the Board's Executive Committee. She is a past chair of ELFA's Vendor and Captive Business Council and currently serves on the Board's Nominating Committee.
Snow holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary's College of California. She serves on the advisory board to the Saint Mary's College School of Economics and Business Administration.