Randle E. Pond
Randall Pond is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in accounting and economics in 1977 from Ball State. As a student, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. A member of Ball State’s Fellows Society, Pond remains actively involved at university. He joined the Ball State University Foundation board in 2008 and is a member of the university’s Miller College of Business Executive Advisory Board as well as a recipient of the Miller College Hall of Fame Award. He also serves on the boards of CARE USA, the American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley, the March of Dimes of Silicon Valley, the Islamic Networks Group, and the Board of Regents of Santa Clara University.
Pond is the executive vice president of operations at Cisco Systems, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees the areas of worldwide supply chain management, legal affairs, corporate affairs, global shared services, and community relations. He also chairs the Extended Operations Leadership team, is a member of the China Strategy Board, serves as executive sponsor for both South Africa and the healthcare vertical, and is a member of the Operating Committee.
Prior to joining Cisco, he held the positions of vice president of finance, chief financial officer, and vice president of operations at Crescendo Communications; and vice president of manufacturing and vice president of finance at Versatec, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corporation. He also served in various finance and operations positions at DAVID Systems, Xerox Corporation, Schlumberger, and Arthur Andersen.
He has been married to his wife, Cindy, for more than 30 years and has two daughters, Caitlin, a fifth-grade teacher in the Bay Area, and Marisa, who works for an environmental nonprofit in Portland, Oregon.