Stefano Mattiello has joined Cisco as the company’s channel director for South Africa.
Mattiello has a mandate to re-energise the channel partner model and will report directly to Cisco’s South African country manager, David Meads.
He will also be play a core role in defining Cisco’s channel strategy in South Africa as well as rolling out the company’s new sales model to partners.
Prior to joining Cisco, Mattiello was the chief sales & marketing officer for Neotel, responsible for building and launching its enterprise business.
Prior to that he worked for Motorola, Sun Microsystems and SAP.
Meads comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Stefano to the Cisco South Africa team and look forward to working with him as we take our partner initiatives and new sales model to market. Stefano’s ability to grow revenues and provide strategic input on how we can further grow our business makes him a valuable addition to our already experienced local leadership team.”
Mattiello adds: “It is an exciting time to be joining Cisco and I am excited about the role I can play in taking the channel program in South Africa to the next level. The channel and our partners make up more than 90% of our business, making it a key area for continued business success.”