Suzanne Stout serves as an advisor to multiple companies and non-profits. She has held multiple roles at Cisco Systems, including Vice President of Business Operations for the Data Center Technologies, and head of Engineering Operations for the entire company. In addition she has worked as an executive in business operations and product development roles in multiple start-up companies.
Before delving into corporate roles, she held professorships at three universities, her last role being an Associate Professor of Organizations and Area Coordinator at INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France. Her business commitments, teaching and research led her to short term assignments across the globe, including Russia, South Africa, Europe and the Far East. She has a BA in Physics from the University of Texas, an MBA from SMU, and a PhD in Management from Stanford University. She resides with her husband and son, a proud member of Bravi, in Atherton, California.