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Ehrika C. Gladden

2015 Speaker

EHRIKA GLADDEN is vice president, market strategy for the enterprise infrastructure solutions group with Cisco Systems, Inc She leads engineering market strategy for EISG, which is a $16 billion business unit, that oversees global go-to-market performance, requirements and competitive intelligence for enterprise networking core routing, software, WAN/LAN, wireless and security products and solutions. She joined Cisco 10 years ago as director of services sales, and most recently, led Cisco’s cloud consumption models start up to a $3.2 billion value, creating a new revenue stream for Cisco. Previously VP of Eastern midmarket sales at Avaya, she was responsible for sales, operations, engineering and administration for a 200-person organization. Gladden started her career in B2B sales and VP/GM roles with startup telecom system integrators. Gladden is committed to inclusive leadership development and works tirelessly toward that goal through organizations with similar commitment.  She is a member of the executive leadership council foundation board, PA Conference for Women board and the Cisco Systems Foundation board of trustees.  She is also one of The Network Journal’s 2013 Top 25 Women, one of Savoy’s 2012 100 Most Influential Women and 2014 Uptown Professional Top 100 Professionals in America. Gladden earned a B.S. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. @cisco