Rebecca JacobySenior Vice President, Operations
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Rebecca Jacoby, age 55, is Senior Vice President, Operations of Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in IT networking. She was promoted to the role in July 2015 and is responsible for driving profitable growth and enabling operational excellence. Ms. Jacoby oversees the supply chain, global business services, security and trust, and IT organizations. Known for her strong track record of operational excellence, innovative problem solving, and talent development, Ms. Jacoby was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO magazine and was recognized by Forbes as a “Superstar CIO” in 2012. In her former role as Cisco’s CIO from 2006 to 2015, she made the Cisco IT organization a strategic business partner, producing significant business value for Cisco in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction and loyalty, market share, and productivity. Her extensive understanding of business operations, infrastructure and application deployments as well as her knowledge of products, software and services help her advance Cisco’s business through the use of Cisco technology. Since joining Cisco in 1995, Ms. Jacoby has held a variety of leadership roles in operations, manufacturing, and IT. Prior to joining Cisco, Ms. Jacoby held a range of planning and operations positions with other companies in Silicon Valley. Ms. Jacoby serves on the Board of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and is a founding member of the Technology Business Management Council.