Shaun McCarthy is President of North America Sales. He is responsible for leading all aspects of sales across the US and Canada, accelerating revenue growth, and helping customers to adopt transformative networking technologies that enable the next phase of digitization.
Shaun’s mission is to help Nokia’s customers build innovative new revenue generating services, grow existing revenue streams, and reduce their costs. Shaun’s sales team will lead customers through major architectural evolutions, including the transition to 5G, broadband modernization, and the deployment of private wireless solutions across industries.
Shaun brings more than 20 years of experience leading sales teams and driving go-to-market strategies in the telecom, hyperscale, and technology industries. He joined Nokia from Cisco where he was vice president of worldwide sales for the Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group. At Cisco, Shaun was instrumental in building a world-class sales team, leading multiple strategic M&A activities, and incubating new solutions with lighthouse customers. He has also served in several leadership roles at a number of Silicon Valley companies, including Palo Alto Networks, Brocade, and Vyatta.
Shaun holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from Northeastern University. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife and two children. In his free time, Shaun enjoys participating in outdoor activities including skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking.