Brenda G. Dennis

2015 Speaker

BRENDA G. DENNIS is senior director for worldwide sales, strategy and transformation with Cisco Systems. With over 18 years in the $46 billion Cisco sales organization, Dennis is responsible for sales growth and acceleration strategies, to include Cloud, IoE, pricing, SP and more.  She helps to set strategy and marshal the collective resources of the company to deliver a transformational customer experience.   In her previous role as global senior sales director, she led a more than 130 person sales and engineering organization, with revenue responsibility in excess of $.8 billion.  Before joining Cisco, Dennis spent eight years at Sprint Communications in sales leadership, and was Sprint’s nomination for Fortune Magazine’s “Hot Shots Under 30 in Telecom.”  With a passion around developing people, creating inclusive work environments and giving back to the community, Dennis is an executive sponsor for the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CEWN) and a sought after speaker.  She actively gives back to the community, serves on the boards of the Alice Paul Institute and is a three year board chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters N.J.  Dennis earned an M.B.A. from Marymount University, a B.A. in international business from Oregon State University and studied at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. @cisco

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