Matt Schmitz

Matthew Schmitz, Corporate Development Technology Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.Matthew Schmitz leads investments, acquisitions and technical strategy for network security within Cisco’s Corporate Development team. As a firm believer in not following straight career lines, he has had numerous roles and responsibilities throughout his 20 year high-tech career.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Schmitz was product line manager for one of Cisco’s fastest growing, organic software products winning the company’s product innovation award in 2012. Earlier, he led product strategy at a small network security startup. His other professional experiences include solutions marketing, rapid engineering development, and technical field sales. Before embarking on his high-tech career, Mr. Schmitz worked at a New England boarding school.

Mr. Schmitz earned an AB in Government from Dartmouth College and a MBA from Babson College.