Kristine A. Snow
SVP, President, Cisco Capital
Kristine (Kris) A. Snow is President of Cisco Systems Capital Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc., where she leads the company's global captive finance business. Cisco Capital is focused on delivering premier solutions in technology and channel financing. Kris also leads the Cisco certified remanufactured equipment business delivering solutions into the secondary market and in support of the circular economy. Managing over $11 billion in assets with a presence in over 100 countries, she balances sales enablement with overall financing portfolio risk to drive profitability for Cisco.
Kris joined Cisco from CIT Group, Inc. in 2009. As President of Global Vendor Finance at CIT, she led operations in over 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. In this capacity, Kris oversaw office products, technology, and diversified vendor financing with over $15 billion in managed assets.
Prior to CIT, Kris spent over 17 years at Sun Microsystems, Inc. in roles of increasing responsibilities, most recently as the General Manager and Senior Vice President for Sun's captive finance business, Sun Microsystems Global Financial Services. In this role, she provided worldwide leadership to its three operating units: Structured Financing, Utility and Variable Computing Infrastructure, and Asset Management/Remarketed Products.
Before her work at Sun Microsystems, Kris held various technical positions with Cray Research Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation, and General Electric's Calma Division.
Given Kris's extensive experience in the technology industry and as a female executive, she remains very passionate about career growth and acceleration of women in the technology sector. She actively participates in women's networking groups and mentor circles to help make a positive impact.
Kris is a proud recipient of the Computer Reseller News 2019 Women of the Channel award, the Silicon Valley Business Journal 2016 Women of Influence award, and the YWCA 2012 Tribute to Women (TWIN) award for exemplifying excellence as a female executive. She is the Chair of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and is also a member of the Board's Executive and Nominating committees. She is also a past Chair of the Captive and Vendor Business Council of ELFA.
Kris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary's College of California. She currently serves on the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees where she chairs the Finance Committee and previously co-chaired the Executive Council for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Kris is Advisory Board Emeritus to the St. Mary's College School of Economics and Business Administration.