Changes to Cisco’s Canadian Partner Organization

Donna Wittmann recruited to global partner organization role. Mike Ansley assumes leadership of Canadian partner organization.

Cisco Canada is a highly successful sales organization and has a long-standing track record of global executive mentoring for Cisco. What a pleasure it is for me to reveal publicly that yet another member of our Canadian executive team has been recruited for a global role.

Congratulations to Donna Wittmann, our vice president of the Canadian Partner Organization, who has moved on to a key role within Cisco’s worldwide partner group.  In her new role as the leader of Worldwide Partner Led Named, Donna will have responsibility for Cisco’s efforts to accelerate sales to mid-sized customers through our partners’ sales and engineering community with innovative new strategies, tools and programs that support collaborative selling.  Donna will report to Andrew Sage, vice-president of Worldwide Partner-Led (and yet another former Cisco Canada executive).

Donna joined Cisco in 2009 and has been a dynamic force in successfully expanding our partner relationships and overall channel business in Canada. She came to Cisco having previously served as the vice-president of Software Solutions for Dell Americas where she was responsible for marketing and vendor management for Dell’s $3 billion software business in the Americas.

Mike Ansley, vice president of solutions sales for Cisco Canada and a tremendous leader within the Cisco Canada organization, assumes leadership of our Canadian Partner organization. He will continue to drive partner success through an integrated solutions-focused sales model that incorporates Cisco’s architecture strategy. Mike rejoined Cisco Canada in 2010, but is no stranger to our company, having previously held various international senior management positions within Cisco from January 1996 to May 2004.

Congratulations to Mike and Donna. And stay tuned for the future announcement of our new solutions leader.

About Nitin Kawale

Nitin Kawale is President of Cisco Canada, responsible for all aspects of its operations including sales, marketing, finance, distribution, and services. Cisco Canada employs more than 1400 people and is the third-largest operation for Cisco worldwide. The Canadian operation is also a proving ground for many of the company’s most advanced and innovative technologies. Kawale has been an integral part of Cisco since 1995 and has served in a number of key local and international roles. Kawale is a prominently featured keynote speaker and panelist at many leading IT industry and business events. He serves on the board of directors for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. In 2011, Kawale was named Corporate Executive of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, and in 2012 he was named to the Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council, created by Premier Dalton McGuinty to promote innovation, productivity, and business development throughout the province. Kawale holds a bachelor of applied sciences degree in engineering science from the University of Toronto. Nitin Kawale, président de Cisco Canada, est responsable de tous les aspects des activités locales, dont celles liées à la vente, la mercatique, la finance, la distribution et le service. Cisco Canada emploie plus de 1 400 personnes. La compagnie canadienne est la troisième entreprise Cisco en importance à l'échelle mondiale. L'entreprise canadienne sert aussi de terrain d'essai pour un grand nombre des technologies les plus avancées et novatrices de la société. M. Kawale, qui fait partie intégrante de Cisco depuis 1995 a joué plusieurs rôles clés tant locaux qu'internationaux. M. Kawale est conférencier et panéliste d'honneur dans le cadre de nombreux événements de premier plan en rapport avec l'industrie des TI et les affaires. M. Kawale siège en tant que président du conseil d'administration de la fondation du Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital de Toronto. Il est aussi membre du Conseil canadien des chefs d’entreprise. En 2011, M. Kawale a été nommé chef d'entreprise de l'année par la chambre de commerce indo-canadienne et en 2012, il a commencé à siéger au Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council, qu'a créé Dalton McGuinty, premier ministre de l'Ontario, afin de promouvoir l'innovation, la productivité et le développement des entreprises dans la province. M. Kawale détient un baccalauréat ès sciences appliquées en génie de la University of Toronto.
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