Executive Vice President, Cisco, Inc.
David Goeckeler is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Networking and Security Business with responsibility for more than $32 billion of the company's global technology franchise. He leads a global team of more than 20,000 engineers and oversees Cisco's networking and security strategy and market acceleration, including development operations for the company's expansive technology portfolio and strategic acquisitions. A 17-year Cisco veteran, Goeckeler is known as a transformational leader with proven business expertise and deep technical knowledge. He is responsible for defining and building technologies to deliver Cisco's vision -- an intent-based platform that redefines networking from the ground up enabling customers to automate their infrastructure and secure their digital business. Prior to his current role, Goeckeler was the leader of Cisco's Security Business. He was instrumental in defining Cisco's threat-centric security strategy and transitioning the business to a software and recurring revenue based model, and returning the business to share-gaining growth. Under his leadership, the Security Group also acquired and successfully integrated multiple companies, solidifying Cisco's place as the largest Security vendor in the industry. In 2012, he received Frost and Sullivan's Excellence Award in Engineering Operations.