DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS
Senior Vice President
Office of the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Carlos Dominguez is a senior vice president in Cisco’s Office of the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, under John Chambers. His close relationships with worldwide communications providers, including cable, mobile operators and content providers, give him a unique perspective on how the Internet is changing, and how technology and trends such as video and social networking are impacting our lives at work and at home.
Dominguez has been with Cisco since 1992. He has played a key role in multiple segments of the company’s business and most recently led its service provider business. From 2004 to 2008, he led Cisco’s Worldwide Service Provider Operations group, playing a key role in building the strategy for the business and doubling service provider sales from $3.7 billion to $7.7 billion. Service providers now represent approximately 46 percent of Cisco’s overall business.
Before becoming a senior vice president, Dominguez was vice president for U.S. Service Provider Sales, leading the sales teams for all U.S. communications providers. He grew the business from $500 million to over $2.5 billion. Prior to that, he led Cisco’s enterprise line of business in the northeastern United States and established Cisco in a number of strategic markets such as financial services in New York City, media, government and pharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining Cisco, Dominguez held management positions at Timeplex, Inc. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, and at New Jersey Bell/Bell Atlanticom in Newark, New Jersey. Recently he was named one of the top 50 Hispanic executives in the United States by Hispanic Engineering and Information Technology magazine. He serves on the Board of Directors of Communities in Schools of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping high-risk children in school; the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME); and the YMCA of Greater New York.
Dominguez was born in Cuba and attended the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez.