Dorothea Grimes-Farrow is an operations and product development leader who has held senior level supply chain, NPI, PLM, and solutions design accountability in a broad range of businesses for divisions of Cisco Systems, Avaya Communications, Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Laboratories.
Dorothea began her career at Bell Laboratories doing research in learning and cognition applicable to machine learning, User Interface and Human Factors design. With a keen interest in product development and fulfillment, Dorothea transitioned into challenging leadership roles in engineering and supply chain.
At Cisco Systems, she managed NPI and PLM for a $4B product portfolio that included the most successful product of its type in the company’s history. Among other successes, she grew product revenue from zero to $1B run rate in record time, and created supply chain frameworks for fulfilling software offerings and integrated product solutions.