Cisco veteran Gene Hall has joined Puppet as its chief marketing officer (CMO). Hall brings longtime, strategic marketing experience to Puppet, having previously spent two decades at Cisco where he led marketing for Security, Services, Key Accounts and a host of the company’s core businesses. His deep understanding of B2B marketing and the unique needs of large, global enterprises will be foundational as Puppet reaches further into the Global 5000.

As Vice President of Security Marketing at Cisco, Hall led the company’s global marketing team, driving forward end-to-end marketing strategy for B2B security business and growing the practice to more than $3 billion per year in revenue.

Previously, Hall was the Director and Global Lead of Cisco Enterprise Segment Marketing, where he led the first-ever global, integrated marketing program for Cisco’s top 5,000 accounts by pioneering impactful “voice of the customer” initiatives.

Hall also led Cisco Services Marketing go-to-market strategy and was the Chief of Staff for Enterprise and Mid-market Solutions Marketing, underlining his expertise in operational strategy.

“I’m delighted and honored to join Puppet, a key founder in the DevOps movement that is enabling fearless and open innovation for developers and global IT Infrastructure and Operations teams,” said Hall.

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