Barry Gafner President, Gafner Family Foundation; and Former Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Field Operations at Cisco Systems LinkedIn

 

Barry Gafner

President, Gafner Family Foundation; and Former Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Field Operations at Cisco Systems

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Barry Gafner is currently the President of the Gafner Family Foundation.  He has more than 20 years of experience working as an International Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Professional Services Executive in the Information Technology and Software Solutions Marketplace.  He also has rare experience in fast paced recruiting, scaling and organizational development to $2B+revenue/800+ people field teams.  He spent 10 years as the Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Field Operations at Cisco Systems in London, UK; Silicon Valley, CA; and Raleigh, NC.  Prior to joining the Cisco team, Gafner spent 14 years at IBM in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles CA; Westchester, NY, and Phoenix, AZ.  Gafner also has more than 10 years of philanthropic experience, leading and actively enhancing services of local charities.  He has chaired numerous boards, strengthened leadership teams and significantly broadened fund raising of respective organizations.

Gafner is a graduate of both the University of Florida and the Executive MBA Program at Harvard University.