Alison Gleeson

Former SVP of the Americas of Cisco

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Alison Gleeson joined Brighton Park Capital as a Senior Advisor in September of 2019. Ms. Gleeson is the former Senior Vice President of the Americas organization, the largest of Cisco's four geographic regions, responsible for more than $25 billion in annual sales for the company and leading over 10,000 employees across 35 countries. In more than 20 years at Cisco, Ms. Gleeson has led several top-performing organizations by focusing on a customer-first mentality, building go-to-market and data-driven initiatives, and strengthening Cisco’s relationships with top partners.

Ms. Gleeson is also a highly regarded speaker on the drivers for digital disruption across industries, the role of technology in enabling business transformation, and empowering women in technology. She maintains a commitment to professional development and inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Alison has received multiple awards, including Connected World’s “Woman of IoT” award for her role in advancing the field, Diversity Best Practices’ “Above and Beyond Legacy Award” and Michigan Council for Women in Technology’s “Woman of the Year Award” for her work in advancing women in IT roles. She was the Global Executive Sponsor and Board President for Cisco's Connected Women's Network, an organization with 7,000 members worldwide.

Ms. Gleeson currently serves as on the Board of Directors for Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), a public company with corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California, 8X8 (NASDAQ: EGHT), a public company with corporate headquarters in Campbell, California, as well as ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) a public company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. In addition, she serves as President on The Eli Broad College of Business Advisory Board of Directors for her alma mater, Michigan State University. She also serves as a strategic advisor for Verkada, a San Mateo based company that develops cloud-based security and operating systems.

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