Madison Gunter

Supplier Diversity, Cisco Systems

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Madison Gunter has 20+ years of experience in IT Applications/Solutions, Marketing, Management Operations, and Business Development. His roles at Cisco have primarily been in channel business development, solutions/applications engineering, technical marketing, and service provider solutions marketing. Six years ago Madison received the opportunity to work as a Manager for Business Development and Management Operations with the Global Supplier Diversity Business Development organization. This position has given him the best of both worlds: to use his technical experience, and to satisfy his passion for serving community and faith-based organizations, small and diverse businesses. Madison primarily interfaces with Cisco's Diverse Worldwide Channel Partners Organization, IT, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Work Place Resources, and Human Resource suppliers.

Madison received his MBA from University of Santa Clara (Leavey School of Business), his BA from California State University Chico, and is certified as a Telecommunications Engineer from University California, Berkeley. He currently serves as Board of Directors Chairman of the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council.