Todd Nightingale is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Meraki. Nightingale joined Cisco with the Meraki acquisition in 2012 and took over as GM in 2013. He has led Meraki to deepen its focus on simplicity and initiatives pulling powerful Cisco technologies into the Meraki platform.
Nightingale has led the expansion of the Meraki team's scope from cloud-managed wireless to cloud-managed networking to cloud-managed IT. In the process, the team has added enterprise mobility management, telephony, and video technology to the platform. This expansion has been driven by Meraki's mission of simplicity and enabled by using cloud, open source, and a nimble engineering-led development model. In addition to product expansion, Nightingale and the team have globalized the Meraki portfolio, bringing simplified IT to more than 145 countries around the world.
Before assuming the GM role, Nightingale led architecture, service provider, and strategy teams at Meraki and Cisco. Before joining Meraki, he was the VP of Engineering at AirDefense, where he was responsible for all product line development and led the group through a successful acquisition by Motorola, where he assumed General Manager responsibilities.
In the past, Nightingale has worked in silicon development, academic research groups, network security, software services, and network protocol development. He's led teams to high growth through complicated transitions and difficult turnarounds.
Nightingale holds his BS and MEng degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.