Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Amy Wingate

by Monitor Staff Nov/Dec 2020

Amy Wingate

Director, Chief Credit and Risk Officer, Global Partner Organization
Cisco System
Member, ELFA


Amy Wingate has been in the equipment financing and leasing industry for 25 years. While working full-time, she earned an MBA from Grand Canyon University in 2012. Prior to her current role as the director and chief credit risk officer for the Global Partner Organization at Cisco, Wingate held positions with Citigroup, GE Capital and Avnet. She also has served in sales, operations, collections and credit roles throughout her career.


“We must do a better job of recruiting [and] developing young talent to this business. Additionally, we need to help our employees adopt technology in a way that makes the business both scalable and profitable while still providing best in class customer service to both internal and external stakeholders.”

“Amy is an integral part of the Cisco credit and risk team. She consistently delivers outcome-based solutions for our partners, enables Cisco in the marketplace and drives value for end-user customers. Her team has structured billions of dollars of credit facilities while mitigating risk for Cisco. Amy is an innovative financial expert, a collaborator and a true leader in our industry,” Kristine A. Snow, president of Cisco Capital, says.

Wingate is an active member of the ELFA and served as a member of the ELFA Credit & Collections committee from 2016 to 2019. In addition, Wingate is an active member of the Junior League of Las Vegas and volunteers with the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center and Elevating Teen workshops with a local high school, promoting careers in credit and finance.

Wingate is most passionate about developing people, motivating her team to optimize current processes and innovating new portfolio management and credit approval strategies.

“Customers are changing the way technology is being consumed, and we are at [a] critical point in technology leasing and financing. Finding ways to scale new offers and optimize our portfolio management strategies will be key to our future success,” Wingate says.

In the short term, Wingate is helping employees and clients respond to the financial impact of COVID-19. Cisco Capital has been able to assist numerous existing customers with acquiring much needed equipment during the pandemic via the Cisco Capital Business Resiliency Program. Wingate’s team has played a vital role in structuring approvals and minimizing losses.

Longer-term goals for Wingate include growing the business through developing her team, promoting diversity and scaling the complexity of Cisco’s changing pay over time subscription and as-a-service consumption models.

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