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Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2023

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Leonard ThompsonDirector, Partner Managed Services & XaaS,Cisco

Leonard Thompson is Cisco’s director of managed services and XaaS supporting the Americas Partner organization. He supports Cisco partners in capturing the managed services route-to-market to accelerate growth and profitability of their business.  


Thompson has been with Cisco for 17 years.  He has held a variety of field sales roles across engineering, account management and leadership in Cisco’s enterprise and commercial segments. Prior to joining Cisco, he spent eight years at a Fortune 500 company leading a global network and telecommunications team to transform legacy infrastructure into a modern converged IP network with new business capabilities, cost savings and risk mitigation. 

Thompson’s passion and commitment for building diverse teams has guided him to mentoring opportunities in Auburn University’s MERGE program, the Atlanta TechBridge Workforce Development Program, Cisco’s ElevateHER program and Executive Shadow Program.