Connecting The right talent to Cisco Partners

Opportunities for Cisco Partners are increasing every day. Customers are looking to solution providers as trusted advisors to understand how BYOD, Cloud, Data Centre and business video solutions can benefit THEIR business. Cisco Partners are essential in delivering the services and solutions that Canadian small, mid-size, and enterprise customers are considering for their business.

Cisco partners have the challenge of building a practice for the solutions their customers are demanding, but also that fit their current business model. 

But, where to start? With your current sales and technical teams working to service existing customer demand, they have little or no time for the training and certification required not only by Cisco, but also to gain trusted advisor status for new solutions with their customers.

Our partners tell us they are seriously looking at the investments required to build the appropriate business practice(s) to deliver solutions their current and prospective customers are demanding. We listened and have developed tools to help. One of these tools is the Cisco Partner Talent Network.

The CPTN is a global online recruitment network for Cisco Partners to increase visibility of their job vacancies to Cisco Certified Professionals. Advanced candidate matching enables Cisco Partners to tailor their candidate search more efficiently to find Cisco Certified talent for their job vacancies. CPTN can greatly reduce the time required to identify and recruit the best talent required for existing and new Cisco Business practice.

CPTN is also the official portal for Cisco Certified Professionals to develop their careers and identify job opportunities within the Cisco Global Partner Community.

Want to learn more? Visit and register here to gain access to Cisco Certified talent.

The CPTN is only one of the many resources to assist Cisco Partners to realize business opportunities with these new solutions. To keep informed of the many tools and programs Cisco has to offer you as a Partner, register for the Cisco Partner Intelligence (CPI) Newsletter, if you don’t already receive the CPI, be in the know – sign up today

I look forward to speaking with you during my monthly partner update webinar ’30 Minutes to Success for Canadian Partners’. See the latest CPI Newsletter or contact your Cisco Account Manager for an invitation.

About Bob Martin

Bob Martin is the National Partner Business Manager for Cisco Canada, responsible for the SMB and Mid Market Partner Strategy in Canada. He also leads the development of Cisco’s “Fast Track” Program in Canada and is responsible for a team of partner account managers who to enable partners to be successful with Cisco and SMB end customers. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry with a strong focus on the channel and SMB. Prior to joining Cisco Canada, he spent more than 7 years with Intel Canada, where he managed the Canada SMB and Data Centre programs. Bob joined Cisco in 2005 as the Channel Manager for Linksys in Canada. Bob Martin est le directeur national des activités des partenaires de Cisco Canada, chargé de la stratégie pour les partenaires du marché intermédiaire et des PME. Il est également responsable du développement du programme « Fast Track » de Cisco et d’une équipe de gestionnaires de compte partenaire permettant aux partenaires d’entretenir une relation commerciale fructueuse avec Cisco et les clients finaux du secteur des PME. Bob Martin possède plus de 20 ans d’expérience dans le domaine des technologies et, plus particulièrement, dans le secteur de la distribution et des PME. Avant de rallier les rangs de Cisco Canada, il a travaillé pendant 7 ans chez Intel Canada où il était chargé des programmes relatifs aux PME du Canada et aux centres de données. Bob Martin œuvre au sein de Cisco depuis 2005 à titre de gestionnaire de la distribution de Linksys au Canada.
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