Thursday, July 31, 2008
Road Warrior: Cisco's Man in Nashville
Cisco Systems, which last year earned over $1 billion in the healthcare sector, alone, has more than 100 employees in Tennessee, including a batch of developers over in Knoxville. Brentwood-based Frank Grant (at left), who's been with Cisco 9 years (after tours with IBM, Hitachi and others) is the playmaker for much of Cisco's healthcare IT and related business in the U.S. and Canada. It's a role that gives Grant an extraordinary view of the healthcare landscape. It's also a job that keeps him on the road more than 70 percent of the time, closing deals, consulting with customers and developing Cisco's "thought leader" relationships with influentials. He's not alone among the road warriors who base here in Nashville, while serving the rest of the world. More on that, in this story.