Cisco Invites Universal Understanding to Participate in Executive Mentor Protégé Program

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Cisco Mentor Protégé Program provides Universal Understanding insight into Cisco’s business strategies, input from Cisco executives on UU's business models, and opportunities for corporate expansion

Universal Understanding Inc.

UU technology solutions help workforces be more efficient, effective, and collaborative, including through its IT as a Service (ITaaS) platforms.

Our workforce is keenly focused on providing real value to our State and Federal customers, and this program with Cisco lets us evaluate best-practices from corporate leaders and fellow Protégé Program members.

Universal Understanding (UU), an award-winning technology solution provider that empowers workforces to be more efficient, effective, and collaborative, has been selected to participate in the Cisco Executive Mentor Protégé Program. The highly acclaimed program provides opportunities for Cisco executives to mentor key leaders of diverse businesses. UU is represented in the program by its President, John Metzger.

“We are incredibly pleased to be invited into the Protégé Program. It helps us gain access to key members inside Cisco to better understand their growth strategies and how we can apply their successes to our own organization,” said Metzger. “This program also allows us to share our unique business propositions with Cisco teams and fellow Protégé Program members. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The Cisco corporate mentor assigned to UU helps raise awareness of Cisco’s departments and processes and provides ongoing mentoring on strategic growth initiatives. “We gain invaluable perspectives on Cisco’s processes and teams,” said Jacob Smith, Vice President of Sales at UU. “John’s participation in the Mentor Protégé program has shed light on ways we can continue the growth of our own sales organization.”

Cisco’s Mentor Protégé Program is designed to provide its members with greater visibility within Cisco and serves as a conduit into a wider opportunity base, including the ability to raise awareness of the unique diversity designations of its members. “We are a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business,” said U.S. Veteran Metzger. “Our workforce is keenly focused on providing real value to our State and Federal customers, and this program with Cisco lets us evaluate best-practices from corporate leaders and fellow Protégé Program members.”

About Universal Understanding, Inc.

Universal Understanding (UU) an award-winning enterprise comprised of technology experts who deliver solutions that empower workforces to be more efficient, effective, and collaborative. UU expertly designs and deploys advanced communication networks that equip its customers with a spectrum of collaborative tools, including conferencing, video and audio on demand, telepresence, customer care, IP communications, messaging, mobile applications, secure enterprise social software, and much more. More than one decade of IT innovation and customer service ethos has earned UU such awards as the CRN 2011 Fast Growth 100 Award Winner, Ingram 2010 Overall Top Growth Award, Cisco 2010 Small Federal Business of the Year, and Cisco Customer Service Award of Excellence. Universal Understanding is a HUBZone certified, registered Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) enterprise.

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