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Kristine Eckenrode

Kristine Eckenrode
Global Sales, Business Development Manager


Kristine Eckenrode has 25 years of IT industry knowledge with nearly 10 of those years at Cisco Systems. Having had roles ranging from Service Provider AM, Software Go-To-Market Manager, Global Enablement Manager in the CX organization, to most recently Strategy & Business Development Manager of Smart Buildings, she has cross architecture, collaboration and communication skills which have been critical to her success. An entrepreneurial background and U.S. Patents to her credit, seeds her drive, passion, and determination to ensure her customers thrive! She is passionate about technology and how Cisco positively impacts customers business relevant outcomes. Driving customer adoption, customer satisfaction, and customer success has always been at the forefront of every role.

Kristine lives in the Philadelphia region with her husband, two beautiful daughters, their Wheaten Terrier and Quarter horse. She enjoys spending time with her family, has a passion for travel, giving back, is an equestrian, an avid boxer, yogi and CrossFit athlete. She sits on the Americas Board of Directors for the Women of Cisco and has been the Director for the Global Passion Projects for the annual Cisco Women of Impact for the past several years.