Director, Partner Organization,
Cisco India and SAARC
B Raghavendran (Raghu) leads the Partner Organization for India and SAARC and plays a fundamental role in the execution of Cisco's partner strategy across the region. Raghu's charter is to identify and develop existing and new partnerships to drive Cisco business in the marketplace.
Raghu will help build and evolve Cisco's Partner Organization and work with the team to direct investments at the right market opportunities. He will be involved in creating partner practices which drive scale and revenue growth for Cisco while maintaining profitable growth for partners.
Raghu is a 15 year Cisco veteran who has essayed a number of roles across sales, strategy and channel operations. His deep understanding of the partner ecosystem and the field are a perfect combination to enable Cisco to become the partner of choice.
Raghu joined Cisco India in 1998 as an Account Manager for the company's banking and financial services vertical where he played a key role in achieving several strategic wins for Cisco India. He most recently led the IT Services vertical in the North and West region where he grew the business significantly. Prior to his IT Services role, Raghu headed Channel Operations in India where he led Cisco's partner efforts.
Raghu has a Bachelor of Engineering degree and enjoys playing football among other sports.