Vin Lingathoti joined Cisco Corporate Development in 2015 to focus on investments and acquisitions in Data Center and Storage, and to accelerate the Cisco Investments platform. Vin joined Cisco from SKTA Innopartners, an innovation accelerator, where he focused on seed-stage investments in Enterprise Storage, Data Center, and IoT. Prior to Innopartners, he was in the corporate development and strategy teams at EMC and SunGard. Earlier, Vin was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and has worked in the buyout team of an European Private Equity fund. He started his career as a software engineer and has held product management and operations roles at multiple startups.
Vin earned his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Computer Science from University of Potsdam in Germany.