Cisco promotes Michaelides

Cisco said Monday it has promoted 14-year company veteran and its former federal sales lead Nick Michaelides to senior vice president of the company’s U.S. public sector organization.

In that most recent sales role, Michaelides oversaw Cisco’s second-largest market in the Americas region. He succeeds Larry Payne, who retired from the company over the summer after 24 years there and nearly four as U.S. public sector head.

Michaelides’ career at Cisco also includes a stint as senior director for defense operations with responsibility over product and service delivery to the Defense Department.

He takes the helm as Cisco further evolves into a company involved in areas like cloud computing, cyber, analytics and others that span IT infrastructures. Payne described that shift by Cisco in a Top 100 interview with WT two years ago.

About the Author

Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.