SVP & General Manager, Cisco Meraki
Chris Stori is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Meraki. Chris’s organization of over 2,000 employees globally develops a complete solution that simplifies IT and the digital workplace by leveraging cloud technology.
Chris assumed the role of Vice President and COO of the group in 2014. Chris led the operations teams (fulfillment and logistics, supply chain, planning), strategy and analytics, channel and customer enablement, business operations, facilities, and is responsible for maintaining Meraki’s overall operations and profitability. During this time, Meraki realized sales growth of ~25x while headcount grew only seven times. Chris and the leadership team have globalized the Meraki portfolio, bringing simplified IT to more than 145 countries around the world while adding an average of more than 200 new customers a day. Chris joined Meraki in 2012 prior to Cisco’s acquisition of Meraki.
Prior to joining Cisco, Chris worked at McKinsey & Company where he led projects helping U.S. companies enter developing international markets, deploying clean technologies and renewable energy, and on climate change. Prior to his tenure at McKinsey he was a practicing engineer leading the planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure projects.
Chris holds a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in environmental engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.