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Kelli Kirwin

2015 and 2020 Speaker
Kelli Kerwin

KELLI KIRWIN is a director in the worldwide software sales organization with Cisco. The “Software Simple” team specializes in simplifying the sales process across the customer lifecycle. She and her team effectively align sales, operations, engineering, finance, and legal to simplify internal processes, policies and platforms across Cisco. In her more than ten years at Cisco, Kirwin has held various leadership roles across sales, marketing and customer support. One of her key achievements at Cisco was as the senior manager, Americas services sales specialist, where she grew the business from $330 million to over $1.3 billion in three years, with an average annual growth rate of 55% each year. Prior to joining Cisco, Kirwin held executive and management roles within the technology industry, from startups through F500 corporations. Kirwin puts her passion for mentorship and inclusion into action as the Cisco Systems board of directors representative for the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She regularly participates in mentorship activities inside and outside of Cisco. She is a sought-after speaker at WIT as well as diversity and inclusion events, where she champions the importance of closing the gender gap. Kirwin believes in “reverse mentorship” and has built a highly specialized, select group of people as her own personal board of directors to help guide and counsel her. @cisco @masswomen