Executive Spotlight: Patrice D’Eramo of Cisco Systems

Patrice D'Eramo, Cisco Systems

Throughout her career, Cisco's Public Sector Vice President Patrice D'Eramo has made it a priority to give back to the community and has played a major role in the company's participation in various community activities.

D'Eramo has served as co-chair of ACT IAC Voyagers Program, is a member of the IAC Partners Program of 2005 and is involved in the fundraising for AFCEA NIH Children's Inn. She also is a member of the NOVA Women's Center, Cisco's Federal Area Women's Network and its Federal College Intern Program.

D'Eramo's daily tasks at Cisco include setting, executing and managing the marketing sector for the firm's public sector organization. She is focused on aligning Cisco's technology and solutions unit for further advancing agency and educational missions.

Before joining Cisco, D'Eramo was director of U.S. federal marketing for Hewlett Packard. She was previously the company's commercial sales representative on the No. 1-rated sales team in the country, two years in a row. She also held sales positions at Entex Information Services, which was acquired by Siemens.

D'Eramo has won several awards, including the IPIC Outstanding Contributor Award in 2005, and was named a finalist for the Women in Technology Corporate Leadership Award for 2005 and 2006. She also was a finalist for the Heroines of Technology Award in 2009.

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