Jeff is responsible for leading Cisco’s global manufacturing and logistics operations – including the enablement and improvement of global manufacturing, global logistics, global material operations, and global manufacturing engineering. He also leads the teams responsible for the design of Cisco’s global operational network, Cisco’s supply chain security, and the business management of Cisco’s operational partners. Jeff is also a leader in supporting Cisco’s strategic operational efforts in key growth markets.
Jeff has over 35 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Cisco, he was Vice President of Global Manufacturing at Lenovo, where he was responsible for all global manufacturing. There, he also led the design and re-engineering of their global operational footprint across the US, Central Europe and emerging markets. He also co-led the operational integration team when Lenovo and IBM merged.
Prior to his tenure at Lenovo, he spent 23 years at IBM, both in the US and in China, in positions in manufacturing, procurement, finance, planning, and supply chain. In his last 6 years in IBM, he served as the General Manager of International Information Products Co, Ltd. (IIPC), a joint venture between IBM and Great Wall Computer. In that time, he led the growth of that company from incubation to eventually becoming one of the top five exporters in all of China, at a pace to do $7B in revenue at the time of divestiture to Lenovo and IBM.
Jeff is also very active in Cisco’s helping lead supply chain transformational efforts and in its emerging market enablement efforts. He also is an executive sponsor of some of Cisco’s key strategic accounts in the automotive and manufacturing industries.
He also serves on the board of the Phoenix Society, a community providing support to burn survivors, their loved ones, and health professionals. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Summa Cum Laude) and attended the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.
Jeff and his wife of more than 35 years, Julie, reside in Los Gatos, CA.