Jim Walsh

SVP, Growth Marketing

Jim Walsh is the Senior Vice President of Growth Marketing at Cisco. Walsh and his team are responsible for strengthening Cisco’s brand and increasing demand for Cisco’s solutions by delivering business and technology outcomes to enable customers’ digital transformation globally. Additionally, Walsh is responsible for Cisco’s Global Growth Marketing Segments and Industries organization where he is accountable for delivering integrated sales and marketing strategies across all segments globally.

Walsh’s deep understanding of both customers’ business needs and Cisco’s technologies has been key to his success. He is well known for leading transformational teams that consistently deliver their objectives with a high degree of innovation and customer satisfaction.

Walsh has held several executive positions at Cisco, including his most-recent position of Senior Vice President, Global Sales Segments and Industries; Senior Vice President of the Global Enterprise Segment, where he led the go-to-market strategy for 500 of Cisco’s largest customers globally; Senior Vice President of Cisco’s multi-billion dollar Cyber Security business, where he accelerated security sales; and Vice President and Chief of Staff for Cisco’s President of Development and Worldwide Sales, where he was responsible for executing Cisco’s strategic agenda. He also served as the Vice President of Financial Services for the Global Enterprise Theater, where he grew the financial markets business by delivering tangible business outcomes to Cisco’s most strategic global financial services clients. Prior to this role, Walsh was the Client Director for Bank of America.  

Before joining Cisco in 1996, Walsh held various field operations and sales positions at NYNEX.

Walsh has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Villanova University and an MBA degree from Fordham University. He is based in Naples, Florida.


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