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Randy Pond

Randy Pond, executive vice president of operations, processes, and systems at Cisco Systems Inc., is leading a comprehensive business transformation across Cisco by reengineering business processes and investing in information technology systems.

Since joining Cisco in September 1993 as director of manufacturing operations through the acquisition of Crescendo Communications, Pond has held various positions within the worldwide manufacturing organization with increasing responsibilities. Pond’s key accomplishments at Cisco include the establishment of consistent business processes and operational metrics across the company, the implementation of enterprise resource planning in Cisco’s manufacturing operations, and the advancement of customer fulfillment as a strategic initiative.

Prior to joining Cisco, Pond was vice president of finance, chief financial officer, and vice president of operations at Crescendo Communications. He has also held various finance and operations positions at Versatec, David Systems, Xerox Corporation, Schlumberger, and Arthur Andersen.

Pond presides over the board of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose as president and serves as a board member for the Islamic Networks Group and the American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Ball State.