Ben Gibson brings 18+ years of IT industry experience to Cisco Systems, where he currently leads the Cisco Data Center/Virtualization Marketing effort globally. Gibson has been instrumental in key areas of solutions marketing prior to his current role for Cisco inclusive of leading Cisco’s Enterprise Global Marketing Solutions and Program Development and leading Cisco’s Wireless and Mobility Solutions Marketing.
Prior to Cisco, Gibson served as Vice President of Marketing at both Meru Networks and Proxim Corporation, where he led global marketing, communications, investor relations, and channel marketing programs. During his tenures both at Meru and Proxim, Gibson successfully positioned the companies in the emerging voice-over-WLAN and WiMAX markets, launched several new broadband wireless solutions targeting outdoor applications, and developed successful global channel and demand generation programs.
Prior to Proxim, Gibson was Director of Marketing at Atrica, Inc., where he helped establish the company as a leader in the Optical Ethernet market. Gibson has also held product marketing positions at Cisco for the Catalyst 2900/3500 Switching families, and at 3Com Corporation.
Gibson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Business from California State University Long Beach. Gibson also serves on the board of AeroScout.