TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2021

Gerri Elliott

Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Cisco

Elliott is Cisco’s first-ever Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, a role in which she oversees the company’s sales, marketing, field operations, and strategic partnerships on a global scale. Elliott is also an independent board member at Whirlpool and held previous board seats at Imperva, Marvell Technologies, Mimecast, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Prior to her time at Cisco, Elliott led a team of 3,500 professionals around the world at Juniper as their Chief Customer Officer. She also spent seven years at Microsoft, where she grew their public sector business from $4.7 billion to $8 billion in three years. She started her career in technology at IBM, holding various leadership positions throughout her 22-year tenure there. Elliott is incredibly passionate about helping women advance to the highest levels of business, and in 2015, she founded Broadrooms.com, an online platform for women who want to follow in her footsteps and serve on corporate boards. Elliott was named a Top Global Sales Leader in 2018 and 2019, as well.