SVP, Americas Service Provider
Patrick Morrissey is Senior Vice President of the Americas Service Provider organization, which encompasses major webscale/cloud, telco and mobile, and cable and media companies across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Service Providers are at a critical crossroads where innovative services and network scale dictate the leaders within the highly competitive market. With a customer-centric approach, Patrick and his team enable customer transformation through major market disruption via tip-of-the-spear webscale networking, SP network transformation and enterprise digitization.
Patrick joined Cisco in 2000 with the acquisition of ArrowPoint Communications. During his Cisco tenure, he built the Web & Media business, creating a new vision and strategy for Cisco during a time of significant technology and business model disruption. He established a new co-development engagement model that enabled Cisco to evolve its mass scale networking strategy and gain a seat at the table with some of the world’s most influential customers. Prior to his current role, Patrick was Vice President of Sales and Operations in the Global Service Provider theater, responsible for Verizon. His team’s efforts shifted the customer dialogue from vendor to strategic partner and were recognized by Verizon as the standard engagement model for all its other suppliers.
Patrick’s passion for inclusion and diversity as part of building and developing teams has led to leadership roles on several committees. Patrick serves as the executive sponsor for Women of Cisco New England and Americas Service Provider chapters, as well as Cisco’s Early in Career Network, responsible for mentoring and energizing the emerging talent in the New England community. Previously, he led the Americas Global Service Provider Inclusion and Diversity team.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a double major in management and marketing from Nichols College. He also possesses dual citizenship – United States and Ireland (EU).