Woody Sessoms Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Theater and Enterprise Sector
Woody Sessoms is a Senior Vice President with responsibilities for Cisco's Global Enterprise Theater and the Enterprise Sector. He develops thought leadership for Cisco's efforts around its largest global enterprise clients as well as the enterprise solutions Cisco brings to the marketplace. Through his globally dispersed and empowered teams, Sessoms leads the development and execution of business strategies that build a model for the next-generation company.
The Global Enterprise Theater is a client-focused organization aligned to key industry segments for all aspects of Cisco's business. It comprises complex global enterprise accounts that partner with Cisco to implement global technology architectures that solve clients' key business issues. On behalf of this innovative group Sessoms leads the Cisco 3.0 Enterprise Program, focused on the next-generation customer relationships and nextgeneration Cisco go-to-market, and the Global Accounts Program, recognized by the Strategic Accounts Management Association as the top program of its kind for two of the past four years and the only repeat winner with this distinction.
The Enterprise Sector is focused on scaling the Global Enterprise Theater's best practices and lessons learned to a larger set of enterprise transformational clients. In this role, Sessoms promotes the adoption of consistent business engagement models and the consistent value proposition of Transformational Business Development Sales Teams across Cisco's global enterprise clients.
Sessoms joined Cisco in 1994 with business responsibilities for the Carolinas. During his time at Cisco, he has served in various sales and sales management positions. Prior to joining Cisco, he held various sales management positions at ROLM Corporation, IBM, and Siemens.
Sessoms sits on several company boards of directors, including the boards of iReady World and NPower, a national nonprofit that brings information technology services and training to young adults.
Sessoms holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He serves as an advisor on the Technology Board of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.