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. Snow also leads the Cisco certified remanufactured equipment business, delivering solutions into the secondary market and in support of the circular economy. Managing over $10 billion in assets with a presence in more than 100 countries, she balances sales enablement with overall lease and loan portfolio risk to drive profitability for Cisco.
Snow joined Cisco from CIT Group, Inc. in 2009. As President of Global Vendor Finance at CIT, she led operations in more than 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. In this capacity, Snow oversaw office products, technology, and diversified vendor financing with over $15 billion in managed assets.
Prior to CIT, Snow 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, Snow held various technical positions with Cray Research Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation, and General Electric’s Calma Division.
Given Snow’s extensive experience in the technology industry and being a female executive, she remains very passionate about the career growth and acceleration of women in technology. Over the past years, she has participated in several women’s networking groups and mentor circles to help make a positive impact and is the executive sponsor for Cisco’s Finance Women’s Network. In 2016, Snow was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with the Women of Influence award as one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful women. This award is given to female executives who are strong leaders with an established track record in business and the community. In 2012, Snow was honored and recognized for Exemplifying Excellence as a Female Executive as a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women (TWIN) Award for the Silicon Valley.
Snow is a former Board Director of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and also a former member of the Board’s Executive Committee and the Board’s Nominating Committee. She is a past Chair of the Vendor and Captive Business Council of ELFA.
Snow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Gonzaga University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s College of California. Snow currently serves on the Gonzaga University Board of Regents, cochairs the executive council for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and serves on the advisory board to the St. Mary’s College School of Economics and Business Administration.