Mark Dodds is Senior Vice President of Global Services and Software Sales at Cisco. Dodds and his team are responsible for accelerating Cisco’s transformation to recurring revenue. Previously, Dodds led the Americas Global Enterprise Segment, Cisco’s largest sales theater, where he oversaw the company’s engagement with 500 of its largest and most strategic clients, representing $10 billion in annual revenue.
Dodds is well-known for his ability to build and inspire teams. He believes customer success is directly related to an engaged team and is a champion for driving a diverse, inclusive and positive environment.
Over the past 21 years at Cisco, Dodds has held several sales leadership roles across Cisco’s largest vertical markets, including Global Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Oil & Gas and Health Care, and led global teams while based in the southeastern and northeastern United States as well as during a three-year assignment in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Cisco, he held marketing and sales leadership positions at IBM and SCANA Corporation.
Passionate about giving back and its connection to company culture, Dodds actively supports nonprofit organizations and Cisco’s corporate citizenship activities. He serves as co-sponsor of Cisco’s Connected Black Professionals employee resource organization and leads the company’s initiative to address the challenge of teen homelessness through support of the Covenant House. In addition, Dodds currently serves on the board of the Cisco Foundation and board of trustees for Covenant House International and has served on various boards and committees in support of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Boys & Girls Clubs.
Dodds graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University.