Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman and CEO
Don Proctor is a Senior Vice President at Cisco in the Office of the Chairman and CEO. As the leader of Cisco's Cybersecurity Task Force, he works with Cisco customers and partners, as well as worldwide government leaders in defense, civilian agencies, and the intelligence community to advance the safety, privacy, and integrity of their critical network infrastructure.
In his tenure at Cisco, Proctor has served on or led a broad variety of Cisco's corporate boards and councils, including the Enterprise Business Council, the Cisco Development Council, the Software Council, the Diversity and Inclusion Council, the Public Policy Council, and the Cancer Support Network.
Proctor joined Cisco in 1995 and has held a variety of leadership positions in the company's enterprise, commercial, and service provider businesses. Most recently, he led Cisco's software development group and was responsible for Cisco's VoIP, web collaboration, Cisco IOS, network management, and global government solutions businesses. Before that, he was Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Service Provider Switching Group, the Voice Technology Group, and the Collaboration Software Group. Early in his tenure at Cisco, he led the product team that developed Cisco's first integrated voice/data router. Prior to joining Cisco, he worked for software maker Sybase.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Proctor is also part of the professional faculty in the Management of Technology graduate program at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and formerly taught in the UC Berkeley Extension Telecommunications Engineering certification program.