James Richardson is vice president of Cisco Systems for Europe, the Middle East and
Africa. Born in 1957 he has worked for Cisco since 1990, contributing to worldwide company
growth in a variety of sales management positions.
As vice president of U.S. Operations for two years, Richardson led Cisco's largest
sales organisation and tripled revenues. After starting the company's Canadian operations,
and as Cisco Canada's first country manager, in 1992 Richardson was promoted to vice
president of Intercontinental operations, helping to lead sales in the region to a
five-fold growth over two years.