Derek Idemoto

Senior Vice President

As SVP of Corporate Development and Cisco Investments, Derek is responsible for optimizing external innovation through acquisitions and investments as a mechanism for Cisco’s growth.

Since joining Cisco in 2007, Derek has spearheaded more than 30 deals totaling over $15 billion, including the acquisitions of Sourcefire, OpenDNS and Leaba Semiconductor. In his previous role as Vice President of Corporate Development and Cisco Investments, he was at the forefront of helping shape and influence Cisco’s technology strategy and approach to harnessing external innovation in the start-up ecosystem.

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