Bahr Named to Cisco Channel Chief Role as Klein Steps Down

Cisco’s Bruce Klein has stepped down as worldwide channel chief, and will be replaced by Wendy Bahr later this month.

Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization

Bruce Klein, the longtime leader of Cisco Systems’ (CSCO) Worldwide Partner Organization, has stepped down from his position as channel chief, the company announced this morning. Klein will be replaced byWendy Bahr, the first woman to run Cisco’s worldwide partner organization in the company’s history.

Klein has served as channel chief of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization for the past three years, and has held several positions during his 11-year tenure with the networking company. Cisco cited his desire to pursue opportunities outside of Cisco as the reason for stepping down from his position.

“We would like to acknowledge Bruce for his great leadership and the significant contribution he has made to Cisco, our customers, and partners during his 11 years with the company. He leaves with our thanks and sincere best wishes,” Cisco said, in an email.

Wendy Bahr will assume the role of senior vice president of the Worldwide Partner Organization as of July 27, according to Cisco. Bahr has worked with Cisco since 2000 and has led the company’s Americas Partner Organization since 2012, responsible for overseeing more than 500 employees and managing Cisco’s Americas ecosystem of 23,000 partners.

“Wendy is known for her focus on the success of our customers and partners, building strong and inclusive organizations, and a collaborative leadership style,” the company said. “She has one of the best 360 degree views of the Partner Organization and an incredible aptitude for partner ecosystem, field operations and enablement, and global expertise with a passion for uncovering new talent and helping grow the leaders of tomorrow.”

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