Strengthening our U.S. Public Sector Leadership Team with the Promotion of two Industry Veterans


On behalf of Cisco, I’m proud to announce the promotions of Gary DePreta to the function of Senior Vice President of U.S. Public Sector Sales and Mike Witzman to Senior Director of U.S. Public Sector Solutions Engineering. These strategic promotions come at a transformative time for Cisco as we reinforce our dedication to our Public Sector prospects. Gary and Mike will head a staff of over 900 leaders, gross sales individuals, and options engineers centered on the invention of enterprise and mission necessities, and the design of safe, clever platforms. Congratulations, Gary and Mike. I’m assured within the nice work you’ll proceed to ship for our Public Sector prospects.


Gary DePreta SrVP US Public Sector Cisco

As an 18-year veteran of Cisco, Gary DePreta brings an in depth background within the Public Sector with a deep understanding of shoppers’ mission-critical aims. Leveraging his experience in authorities, expertise, and innovation, he’s well-positioned to facilitate the event and deployment of cutting-edge expertise platforms that help the Public Sector’s digital transformation.

Additionally, Gary brings a outstanding 30-year tenure within the IT trade and has led just about all Public Sector verticals all through his profession, together with State & Local Government, Education, Healthcare, National Security, Department of Defense, Federal Civilian Agencies, and the Defense Industrial Base. His in depth management expertise, coupled with prior roles at Splunk, International Network Services, and IBM, make him a perfect candidate. Gary can be a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, having honorably served from 1983 to 1987.


Mike Witzman Sr Director Solutions Engineering US Public Sector Cisco

Mike Witzman can be a Cisco veteran of 23 years, identified for his real love for expertise and innovation. His lively engagement with buyer and associate executives and fervour for the options engineering group units a dynamic instance for his staff. As a revered mentor and coach, Mike is a steadfast advocate for range, fairness, and inclusion throughout the firm.

His journey at Cisco has spanned a number of theaters, together with Global Enterprise, US Commercial, and most not too long ago, the State, Local, and Education (SLED) verticals, in options engineering. As an Enterprise Systems Engineer, he earned the distinguished CCIE #6907 certification in Routing and Switching (Emeritus). His deep involvement with the SLED buyer communities over the previous six years has been instrumental within the Public Sector engineering staff’s evolution.

Previously, Mike served as a Communications Officer within the U.S. Air Force from 1994 to 1998, the place he labored with the Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) and interfaced with DISA, provides to his unbelievable expertise and understanding of the Public Sector’s distinctive wants.





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