President, Cisco Systems Capital, Inc. (Cisco Capital) Past Chair of the Vendor and Captive Business Council, ELFA Vice Chair and Board Director, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Women of Influence Award Winner, Silicon Valley Business Journal
For the past 10 years, Kristine Snow has served as the president of Cisco Capital, where she leads the global captive finance business and is focused on delivering solutions in technology, channel financing and certified remanufactured equipment to the secondary market and in support of the circular economy.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE:
“The future of our industry is one which will be comprised of leaders and colleagues whose diversity mirrors our global community, allowing us to be increasingly adaptable to the many forces that shape our environment while exceeding our customer’s expectations.”
“Kris’s focus on developing innovative financing and solutions enables Cisco Capital to be a strategic tool for Cisco in helping customers and partners accelerate their digital transformations,” says Kelly Kramer, Cisco chief financial officer.
Commenting on Snow’s knowledge base, Chuck Robbins, Cisco chairman and CEO, adds, “She is an experienced leader with a focus on innovation, collaboration and building diverse teams that enable our customers and partners to capitalize on their digital transformation.”
Snow joined Cisco Capital from CIT, where she served as president of Vendor Finance. Prior to CIT, she spent over 17 years at Sun Microsystems in roles of increasing responsibility, including general manager and senior vice president for Sun’s captive finance business, Sun Microsystems Global Financial Services. Before Sun Microsystems, she held various technical positions with Cray Research, Digital Equipment and General Electric’s Calma Division.
Working as a female executive, Snow remains passionate about the career growth and acceleration of women in technology and has participated in several women’s networking groups and mentor circles, including as the past executive sponsor of Cisco’s Finance Women’s Network. She also believes that as the industry broadens its views to include diversity of gender, age and ethnicity, it needs to practice inclusive behavior, allowing financing companies to accelerate the needed transformation of the industry. She points out a diverse culture enables creativity and innovation, and these industry characteristics will attract the next generation workforce, thereby sustaining the industry’s future viability.
In addition to her work with the ELFA, Snow sits on the Gonzaga University board of trustees and executive council for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as the St. Mary’s College School of Economics and Business Administration advisory board as board emeritus. She has won numerous industry awards, including the CRN 2019 Women of the Channel award and the ELFA 2019 Operations and Technology Excellence Award.
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