Donald R. ProctorSenior Vice President, Office of the Chairman and CEO Cisco Systems, Inc.
Don Proctor is a Senior Vice President at Cisco in the Office of the Chairman and CEO. As the executive sponsor of Cisco’s Cybersecurity Task Force, he works with worldwide government leaders in defense, civilian agencies, and the intelligence community to advance the safety, privacy, and integrity of their critical network infrastructure.
Proctor joined Cisco in 1995 and has held a variety of leadership positions in the company’s enterprise, commercial, and service provider businesses. Most recently, he led Cisco’s global software development group and was responsible for Cisco’s VoIP, web collaboration, Cisco IOS software, network management, and global government solutions businesses.
Before that he was Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Service Provider Switching Group, the Voice Technology Group, and the Collaboration Software Group. Early in his tenure at Cisco, he led the product team that developed Cisco’s first integrated voice/data router. Prior to joining Cisco, he worked for software maker Sybase.
In his tenure at Cisco, Proctor has served on or led a broad variety of Cisco’s corporate boards and councils, including the Enterprise Business Council, the Cisco Development Council, the Software Council, and the Technology Policy Council.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Proctor is a member of the professional faculty in the graduate program at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and formerly taught in the UC Berkeley Extension Engineering program. He represents Cisco on the advisory boards of the Lawrence Hall of Science, focused on K-12 STEM curriculum development, the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.