Nick Michaelides is the Senior Vice President of the U.S. Public Sector Organization. He and his team are responsible for the development and deployment of technology solutions that enable the public sector to better protect our country, serve our communities, and educate our children.
Nick’s deep understanding of his customers and their mission-critical challenges have been the key to his success. He leads with a customer-first mentality and his team consistently delivers results by ensuring that they build strong relationships and serve as a trusted advisor to their customers and partners.
Prior to leading Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector business, Nick held several leadership roles within Cisco. Most recently he led U.S. Federal Sales at Cisco. Nick was responsible for the U.S. Federal market, including Defense, Civilian and National Security Operations. U.S. Federal is the second largest market in the Americas and one that Cisco has supported for more than 25 years. Prior to Federal, he was Senior Director for Defense Operations, where he was responsible for delivering innovative solutions, products, and services to one of the largest employers in the world, the United States Department of Defense (DoD).
Nick is a proven leader with 32 years of Federal and technology industry experience. He provides strategic vision and operational management to consistently achieve sales goals and develop his workforce. Nick led Cisco’s Transformational Leadership Initiative, and has a passion for mentorship. He completed Cisco’s Momentum Leadership Program that develops the next generation of Cisco executives.
Nick holds an Active Top Secret SCI clearance. He also enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, Rita, and their three children.