Ehrika C. Gladden

2016 Speaker

EHRIKA C. GLADDEN is the vice president of market strategy for the enterprise infrastructure solutions groups (EISG) at Cisco Systems. EISG is a $16 billion business unit, which oversees global go-to-market (GTM) performance, requirements and competitive intelligence for enterprise networking core routing, software, WAN/LAN, wireless and security products and solutions. Gladden joined Cisco 10 years ago as director, services sales, and most recently, for 2.5 years, she led Cisco’s cloud consumption models start up to a $3.2 billion value. Previously vice president of eastern midmarket sales at Avaya, she was responsible for sales, operations, engineering and administration for a 200-person organization. She started her career in B2B sales and VP/GM roles with startup telecom system integrators. Gladden is committed to inclusive leadership development and works tirelessly toward that goal through organizations with similar commitment.  She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council Foundation board, PA Conference for Women board and the Cisco Systems Foundation board of trustees.  She is also one of The Network Journal’s 2013 Top 25 Women, one of Savoy’s 2012 100 Most Influential Women and in 2014 was named an Uptown Professional Top 100 Professionals in America. Gladden earned a B.S. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. @cisco

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