Jeff Sharritts

SVP, Americas

Jeff Sharritts is Senior Vice President of the Americas organization, the largest of Cisco's three geographic regions, responsible for more than $30 billion in annual sales for the company. In his role, Sharritts leads over 6,500 employees across 35 countries and six theaters, including Service Provider, Canada, Latin America, U.S. Commercial, U.S. Public Sector, and the Global Enterprise Segment. As a leader, Sharritts is committed to a customer-first mentality, embracing self-transformation to remain competitive, and promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Prior to this role, Sharritts was Senior Vice President of Cisco's U.S. Commercial organization and held an advisory role for both Latin America and Canada's commercial businesses. Sharritts was responsible for driving nearly $8.5B in annual revenue across 100,000+ accounts. He led more than 2,000 employees and extended team members across field sales, engineering and marketing. Under his leadership, U.S. Commercial was awarded the Chairman's Choice award for top theater in both FY15 and FY16.

During his 18-year career at Cisco, Jeff held several leadership positions for top-performing organizations in commercial, public sector, service provider and channels organization. He also served as executive sponsor for company initiatives in collaboration technology, business segmentation, and diversity and inclusion.

Outside of Cisco, Jeff maintains a strong commitment to promoting innovative research on the middle market economy, serving on the Board for the National Center for the Middle Market. He also serves his local community through Board memberships at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the State of Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to Cisco, Jeff held sales management positions at both Marconi Communications and Panduit. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.