Ishmael (Ish) Limkakeng is the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Customer Solutions Marketing Team responsible for messaging, promotion and positioning of the Cisco portfolio. In this role he serves as executive champion orchestrating and interconnecting resources across Sales, Marketing and Engineering to ensure clear and consistent marketing strategy for Cisco’s technology portfolio.
A 22-year Cisco veteran, Ish is known as a personable and transformational leader with proven business expertise, deep technical knowledge and operational capability.
Prior to his current role, Ish served as Senior Vice President Product Management and Marketing for Cisco’s Data Center Business Group, where he was responsible for product and marketing functions for the full Nexus line of switches and Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking solutions for the data center, including Cisco ACI, Cisco Tetration, and the Cisco Network Assurance Engine.
Prior to that, Ish served as Vice President, Product Management for Insieme Networks, ultimately acquired by Cisco. Ish has also held numerous leadership roles at Cisco including Vice President of Sales, Networking and Security, Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Enterprise Networking Technology Group, and Vice President of Product Management, Desktop Switching. Prior to Cisco, Ish was a lead consultant for Monitor Group.
Ish holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School. He resides in the California Bay Area with his wife and three children.