Gerri T. Elliott
Board of Directors
Elliott is the former executive vice president and chief customer and partner officer of Cisco Systems, Inc., a position she held from 2018 until her retirement on May 1, 2022. In that role, Elliott was responsible for worldwide sales and marketing, field operations, and partnerships around the globe.
Prior to joining Cisco, Elliott served as executive vice president, strategic advisor and chief customer officer of Juniper Networks, a producer of high-performance networking equipment, where she drove the strategic and operational objectives for the company’s global marketing, sales, systems engineering, advanced technologies, channel partners, field operations and customer service and support organizations.
Elliott joined Juniper in 2009 from Microsoft Corporation, where she held a series of senior executive positions, including corporate vice president of the company’s Worldwide Public Sector organization. Prior to joining Microsoft, Elliott spent 22 years at IBM Corporation, where she held executive and management positions in strategy development, services and consulting, product management and sales leadership.
Elliott holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from New York University. She serves on the advisory board for the Center for Executive Women at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Elliott is a 2013 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women (TWIN) award winner, honoring executive women who exemplify excellence in executive level positions. Elliott also founded Broadrooms.com, a site devoted to executive women who serve or want to serve on corporate boards.
Ms. Elliott is also a director at Marqeta, Inc.