Andrew Ashton is Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance, responsible for Cisco’s Annual Operating Plan, long-range financial model, global forecasting, reporting strategy, acquisition diligence and market intelligence. In this role, Andrew provides strategic insight and recommendations to executive management and identifies and executes on opportunities to achieve both the annual plan and long-term financial goals.
Prior to this role, Andrew was SVP Finance, EMEAR responsible for driving growth, optimizing investments and ensuring compliance across the $12B+ EMEAR region. In previous roles, Andrew held VP Finance positions for the Security Business Group and SP Video/Collaboration Business Groups.
Prior to joining Cisco in January of 2013, Andrew spent six years at Polycom where most recently he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Finance. In this role he was responsible for multiple aspects of Finance, including global responsibility for business facing finance teams and the central planning and forecasting team. Prior to moving to California, Andrew was VP Finance for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, where he partnered with the Theater President to develop and drive the fastest growing region in the company. Prior to Polycom, Andrew spent many years in the software industry with senior Finance roles at both Oracle and Peoplesoft.
Andrew is originally from Sydney, Australia and has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore, USA and UK during his career.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Newcastle and is a qualified CPA (Fellow).