Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Theatre and Enterprise Business Segment
Woody Sessoms is a Senior Vice President for Cisco's Global Enterprise Theatre and the Enterprise Business Segment. He is responsible for the development of strategy, execution, and thought leadership for Cisco's direction around its largest global enterprise customers and the enterprise solutions Cisco brings to the market. His global team builds and implements customer-focused solutions for the future and the transition to the Internet of Everything.
The Global Enterprise Theatre is a sales organization aligned around industry verticals that promotes customer solutions by focusing on business relevance in Cisco's top accounts. Sessoms establishes business relevance by directing customers to the goal of injecting speed, agility, and innovation into their business while taking risk, complexity, and cost out of their environments. Many of Cisco's innovative industry solutions come from the strong relationships his team creates with each key customer through understanding of their business challenges.
The Enterprise Business Segment is responsible for advancing adoption and go-to-market business models with our customers and teams, through and beyond industry transitions. Sessoms leads this group in influencing the direction and roadmap of Cisco's business entities through the technology expertise and customer insight gained from strategic internal and customer partnerships. Current architecture teams include Collaboration, Security, Enterprise Networking, Data Center, Wireless, and Software.
Sessoms joined Cisco in 1994 as a Global Account Manager for the Carolinas. Over his tenure, he has held various positions in sales and sales management including direct sales, first-line management, and executive leadership. Prior to joining Cisco, Sessoms held sales management positions at ROLM Corporation, IBM, and Siemens.
Sessoms sits on the board of directors for NPower, a national nonprofit organization that brings information technology services and training to young adults.
Sessoms holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.