Rick Snyder leads the Americas Partner Organization (APO), which is Cisco's largest geographical region representing the United States, Canada, and Latin America. APO helps 23,000+ Cisco partners across the region expand their businesses with new business models, enter new markets, and create solutions that solve our customer's challenges.
Previously, Snyder led Cisco's Global and Strategic Partner Organization with responsibility for revenue acceleration and alliance management for Cisco's global system integrators and technology partners. His organization built partnerships, joint go-to-market-plans, solutions and market-changing integrated infrastructures with these valued partners. He also led the expansion of Cisco's partner ecosystem with the innovative global Independent Software Vendor initiative.
Prior to this, Snyder led the TelePresence Sales organization as Vice President of Global Business. Snyder joined Cisco with the acquisition of Tandberg, acting as the executive sponsor at Tandberg overseeing its integration with Cisco. While at TANDBERG, where he served as President of the Americas, and later as President of Global Business, Snyder helped to accelerate revenue growth from $320M to over $1B in a five year period. During that same period, TANDBERG emerged as the videoconferencing market leader with over 50% market share.
Snyder was CEO of ReView Video/Westcon, a distributor of conferencing solutions and services. He spent five years in the enterprise networking business at Williams Communications/NextiraOne, where he held executive positions. Prior to that, Snyder held sales leadership and general management positions at Executone, Octel, and Bell Atlantic/ATT.
Snyder also serves as the Chairman Emeritus of IMCCA, a non-profit association focused on the advancement of the collaboration industry. Snyder holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.