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Cisco Americas Channel Chief John Moses: 5 Things to Know

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Cisco Systems has named John Moses to lead the networking company's Americas Partner Organization (APO), and the move is effective immediately, Cisco tells ChannelE2E.

LinkedIn: Rick Snyder, retiring Cisco Americas channel chief
LinkedIn: Rick Snyder, retiring Cisco Americas channel chief
LinkedIn: John Moses, new Cisco Americas channel chief

But who is John Moses, and what experience does he bring to the position? Here are five things to know Cisco's new Americas channel chief.

1. Succession Plan: Moses will succeed Rick Snyder, who announced his retirement plan earlier this year.

2. Cisco Partner Experience: Moses joined Cisco in 2005 and has quickly climbed the company's internal ranks. His previous positions at the networking company have included regional manager, operations director, senior operations director, area VP, and United States VP for the partner organization, according to his LinkedIn profile. The recent U.S. post represented more than $17 billion in partner-led sales, the profile says.

3. SMB Experience & MSPs: After focusing on midmarket partners from 2008 to 2012, Moses expanded his focus to include small business in 2012 and then doubled down on commercial markets from 2013 to 2017. That SMB background could bode well for Cisco's renewed MSP partner push. Cisco will emphasize the SMB and MSP effort later this week at ConnectWise IT Nation Explore 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida.

4. Momentum: Channel partners have remained core to Cisco Systems as the networking company extends from hardware toward subscription services and recurring revenue. Cisco's revenues were $13 billion for the company's Q3 2019, up 6 percent from the corresponding quarter last year. The earnings results generally beat Wall Street's expectations.

5. Cisco Partner Summit & Cisco Live 2019: It's a safe bet Moses will be on hand for Cisco Partner Summit 2019, set for November 5-7 in Las Vegas. We're checking to see if he will also be on hand for this week's Cisco Live 2019, which started June 9 in San Diego, California.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.