Randy Pond, a Board Member at Cisco, oversees the function of corporate affairs and leads Cisco’s global philanthropy efforts as Trustee and Secretary of Cisco’s Foundation and Network Academies.
Previously Pond was executive vice president of Operations, Processes, and Systems at Cisco, where he oversaw the functions of human resources, information technology, global business services, corporate affairs, supply chain operations, and legal services. Before that, as Vice President of Manufacturing, he oversaw all aspects of manufacturing operations, including new product introduction, planning, procurement, production operations, and distribution and logistics. He joined Cisco in 1993 as Director of Manufacturing Operations through the acquisition of Crescendo Communications.
Pond’s key accomplishments at Cisco include establishing consistent business processes and operational metrics across the company, double-digit productivity growth, redefining the manufacturing model, delivering Cisco’s new business models into operation, and redesigning the employee value proposition.
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 chairs the board of the March of Dimes of Silicon Valley and the Islamic Networks Group, and serves as a board member for CARE USA and the Chair of the Board at American Leadership Forum.
Pond holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Ball State University in Indiana, is an advisor for the Miller College of Business Board of Advisors, and a Trustee of the Ball State University Foundation.