Will Ash

Adjunct Instructor in Marketing, Analytics and Prof Sales


Will Ash is an Adjunct Instructor of Marketing at the Ole Miss School of Business. With more than thirty years of professional selling and business leadership industry experience, he currently leads Cisco’s cybersecurity (“Cisco Secure”) sales team serving U.S. Public Sector customers. This team is focused on helping United States governments and schools power security resilience to protect the integrity of their mission amidst unpredictable change.

Will holds a double B.A. in Economics and Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science from Gettysburg College, an M.B.A. in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Certificate in Executive Education from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is the recipient of a CyberScoop 50 Award for Industry Leadership and a Patriotic Employer Award from the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

A passionate leader with a growth mindset, Will is experienced in large-scale and complex business environments and leading high-performance sales teams. He has been in strategic and senior customer-facing roles since joining Cisco, before which he spent fifteen years in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry, including roles of global sales and business management associated with Fortune 100 hi-tech manufacturing customers.


B.A. Economics, Gettysburg College (1993)

M.B.A. Finance, Keller Graduate School of Management (2009)