SVP/GM Network Services Business Unit
James Mobley leads the Network Services business unit (NSBU) within Cisco’s Enterprise Networking & Cloud group. This team was created to define and accelerate a unified as-a-Service strategy across the Cisco portfolio, enabling flexible consumption of Cisco’s technologies. James and his team work across organizational boundaries to drive transformation of the technology, and the associated business and go-to-market models, to successfully meet evolving customer needs. The NSBU strategy includes accelerating the integration of both internal and acquired capabilities to broaden Cisco’s position as the global Networking and Security market leader.
James has held broad and influential roles within Cisco, including Senior Vice President driving Technology Innovation for the Future of Work in the People & Communities team, and leading Services Product Management for Cisco’s Customer Experience (CX) organization. Prior to the creation of CX, James ran several strategic growth teams within Cisco Services, including Services Product Management for the entire Cisco portfolio of architectures; the Emerging Technologies and Innovation team responsible for incubation of new offers; and Global Security, IoT, and Collaboration services.
James has a long track record of success in both early stage companies and global enterprises. He joined Cisco in January 2015 following the acquisition of Neohapsis, Inc. where he served as President and CEO. Neohapsis was a leading cyber security consultancy focused on mobile, cloud, and compliance. Under his leadership, Neohapsis grew from a small Midwestern U.S. consultancy to become a global provider of high-end cyber security services.
Prior to Neohapsis, James was Symantec’s Vice President of Security Services. He joined Symantec in 2004 following the acquisition of @stake, Inc., a leading cyber security consulting and products company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as President and CEO. His leadership, along with an exceptional team of cyber security experts, was key to @stake‘s success and rise as a global cyber security leader. In 2004, @stake was ranked as one of New England's fastest growing businesses and is still a globally recognized brand, with many former @stakers spread throughout the technology industry in influential roles.
James's career journey included time at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation (HP), and Compaq Computer Corporation (HP), where he held key sales, services, and general management leadership positions. He is a graduate of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.