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Russ Harris

Vp Corporate Operations
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Operational, Finance, & Divisional Leader with over 30 years experience and 17 years as an Executive in the Industrial Internet of Things, SW Platform, & Network Equipment businesses. Primary successes include general management, finance, account management, manufacturing, HW & SW development, professional services, world-wide distribution, product quality, technical support, project management, strategic sourcing and cost reduction.

I build top-performing management teams. I lead rapid growth product initiatives, product and process quality initiatives, implement financial reporting & ERP systems, and I champion an unwavering focus on the customer. I architect and deploy innovative and highly successful processes including PLM Gate Review Frameworks, ISO Quality Systems, Direct to China Manufacturing, and Drop Ship Distribution.

I served as Chief of Staff to the CEO of Viptela, providing direct support in setting weekly Exec Staff agendas and preparing & delivering Board Presentations. I have contributed and presented to public company Board Meetings - Echelon (13 yrs.), acted as Independent Board Member of VC funded SW company – EdgeDynamics (5 yrs.), and served as Chairman of the Board and Board Member for local non-profit – Project HIRED (17 yrs.)

● Officer of public company, 13+ yrs. ● Rapid growth global team building
● Executive Account Manager >$M customers ● Supply Chain negotiations/optimization
● Business analysis and change management ● President’s Award for “Leadership”
● Customer Care expertise ● Data driven quality & decision support

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Events featuring Russ Harris
Events featuring Russ Harris