San Jose, CA — December 4, 2023 — Cisco Systems Capital, Inc., the captive financing entity within Cisco Systems, Inc., has announced the retirement of Kristine A. Snow after serving as the company’s President since 2009.
During Kris's 15-year tenure, she oversaw the company’s Technology Financing, Channel Financing, and Cisco Refresh businesses. Under her leadership, the Technology Financing portfolio more than doubled in size, the business expanded to over 120 countries, and the Channel Financing business more than doubled in volume. Additionally, Cisco Refresh established itself as a key contributor to Cisco's sustainability efforts. During the pandemic, Kris led Cisco’s Business Resiliency Program which provided customers access to an additional $2.5B in financing allowing them to access to the solutions they needed to keep their businesses running and productive during a challenging period.
Throughout her career, Kris has been a relentless champion for women and other underrepresented communities. While at Cisco, she served as the Inaugural Executive Sponsor for the Finance Women’s Network, Executive Sponsor for the Cisco Social Justice Action 9 initiative focused on bringing capital and funding to the African American/Black communities and Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and Board Member on the Cisco Women’s Advisory Group.
Outside of Cisco, Kris was recognized with the top leadership position within the equipment finance industry serving as the Chair of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, as well as serving on the Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She has been honored with industry and philanthropic awards such as Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and YWCA Tribute to Women (TWIN).
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