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Michelle Ragusa- McBain
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Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. I'm walking in March for Babies because I want to do something about this. And I need your help. Please support my walk. Making a secure donation is easy: just click the 'donate now' button on this page. Thank you for helping me give all babies a healthy start!
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Words cannot describe how proud I am to share the announcement that my AMAZING husband, Jay McBain, is now CEO of ChannelEyes! The amazing Bob Godgart will transition to Chairman. Watching your company grow, flourish, and evolve since the beginning to now has been an amazing process. Very excited to continue to watch (and cheer from the side lines) the entire ChannelEyes team on! The best is yet to come... +Jay McBain 
TROY, NY – May 13, 2015 – ChannelEyes Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved the promotion of co-founder and COO, Jay McBain to CEO. Bob Godgart has assumed the position of Chairman of the Board. “ChannelEyes has grown significantly in the past year,” said Godgart. “Becoming the largest channel acceleration platform in the world, tripling staff, and moving to a new...
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Wonderful article interviewing our fearless leader +Cathy Alper discussing Advancing Women in IT and what we are accomplishing and striving to achieve!
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I have always loved music- it soothes the soul, it expresses your inner most feelings, it says the words you are longing to say or hear.  It calms you when you are upset, it energizes you when you need motivation, or brings you to tears due to the raw emotion.  I LOVE music- all sorts, Pop, Rock, Country, Hip Hop, Reggae, Classical, I have very eclectic tastes.  So in an effort to consolidate my musical interests for myself, my baby bear and future generations- I have created this time capsule blogs (which will continue to grow and evolve as I do).  I have separated each category by Decade.  My original goal was 10- that was near impossible- so I have gone with approximately 50 in every decade starting with 1950 (which only has 25- but some real contenders).  Some you may love, and sing along to- some you may never have heard of.  In either case- give it a listen when you feel the desire ( I have included the hyperlinks for each song for your convenience- a labor of love).  Let me know if any of mine struck your fancy, feel free to list your favorites in the comments (if you can choose- easier said than done, as I found out).  Let your heart sing!

http://michelleragusa.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-favorite-songs-of-all-time-sorted-by.html
Music-  I have always loved music- it soothes the soul, it expresses your inner most feelings, it says the words you are longing to say or hear.  It calms you when you are upset, it energizes you when you need motiation, or...
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I love it, and YOU +Jay McBain 

 So glad I get to be a part of the next 42+ Christmas' with you +Jay McBain  and our beautiful family!  oxoxoxoxoxo
Christmas is a very special time for me. I was looking over some old photos today and thought I would create a visual memory of Christmas past. Whether traveling to see family, or going to Disney or Hawaii, or simply staying ...
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This is a blog of where I grew up-- my homes...and apartments as a Native NY'er , I have appropriately called it "home is where the heart is". To my daughter, Brooklyn Marie McBain, I dedicate this journey of my life to you!

http://michelleragusa.blogspot.mx/2014/10/home-is-where-heart-is.html
Thanks for inspiring me +Jay McBain :)!
So my husband inspired me tonight by posting compiling a blog of home he ever lived in here. At first, I was skeptical when he told me the idea- but when he explained why, I could not agree more! I am such a profound lover of...
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Incredible... gave me chills!  I LOVE +Billy Joel 
When 19-year-old college freshman Michael Pollack raised his hand at a Billy Joel concert at Vanderbilt University and asked if he could play with his hero, he never expected him to actually say yes. After all, it’s always a gamble when a musician pulls an audience member on-stage. But Billy Joel knows a thing or …
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An era has ended, and a new era begins... When I started Cisco 10 years ago CEO John Chamber dazzled me at our first WW Forum telling the world Cisco would change the way we live, work, play and learn...and we sure have.  Fast forward to this morning's announcement our next CEO has been named:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102631434 Exciting things in store for our next decade+ at Cisco under Chuck Robbins leadership! 
Cisco Systems on Monday named Chuck Robbins as its next CEO, effective July 26.
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Interesting!
Welcome to the future. Not the flying cars, robotic future that the Jetson's envisioned, or even the hoverboard, self-tying Nike's from Back to the Future. The future of the Channel is grounded in new demographics, new busine...
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Do you like cooking?  Are you a foodie who likes trying new and interesting cuisines?  Are you dieting, or trying to eat more healthy whole foods?  Do you like supporting local Farmers and their fresh products?  Are you too busy to find time to grocery shop for dinner every night?  Then this might be for you!

 Check out my newest blog:  Dining made easy! Introducing Blue Apron!  http://michelleragusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/dining-made-easy-introducing-blue-apron.html

Let me know your thoughts and if you have tried it- what you think? 
Do you like cooking?  Are you a foodie who likes trying new and interesting cuisines?  Are you dieting, or trying to eat more healthy whole foods?  Do you like supporting local Farmers and their fresh products?  Are you too b...
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I am so happy I have been able to join you through this journey-  If home is where the heart is, I am forever home with you!
The year was 1972, Jim and Gloria McBain along with their baby daughter Tracey had just moved to Edmonton, Alberta so Jim could pursue a new accounting opportunity at Imperial Oil. They lived in a fourplex on 12937 - 125th St...
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Cisco Relationship Manager for Century Link, Embarq, and Qwest Communications
Employment
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Relationship Manager, 2009 - present
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Sales Account Manager, 2006 - 2009
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Associate Sales Representative, 2005 - 2006
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Brooklyn, NY - Queens, NY - Bronx, NY - Raleigh, NC - Durham, NC - Cary, NC - Albany, NY
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Cisco Relationship Mgr, World Traveler, Animal Lover, Social-Media-a-Holic, Fitness/Zumba Instructor, Blogger, Non Profit Volunteer, Girl-Friend, Funny Chick
Introduction

Michelle Ragusa is a Cisco Veteran. She was recently declared by SMB Magazine as one of the 150 most influential people in the global IT Business Community. Cisco also recently recognized her with the prestigious World Wide Innovation and Growth Award.

Michelle is involved with CompTIA- the world's largest global IT Association. She is a member of ITSS as well as Advancing Women in IT. She is also a long standing member of the National Women in Technology Group, where she has given speeches for young women in technology - most recently at NC State University. Michelle was also featured on a CompTIA Video about Advancing Women in IT around the world.

As a community and social media expert, Michelle is a highly visible member of the Global IT community and acts as a connector for Cisco in multiple areas. She is an avid blogger and has taken her passion for women in technology, travel, health & wellness to create awareness and inspire others.

She began her career in the Cisco ASR Global academy where she advanced her expertise in studies of Wireless, Routing, Switching, and Unified Communication, earning CCSE and CCDA certifications. Subsequently, she excelled in Commercial Sales for Metro New York, far surpassing stretch quota’s year over year while twice winning the National award for Forecasting Accuracy.  Michelle was twice recognized with the prestigious “Commitment to Excellence Award”, awarded to the top sales representative at Cisco. 

Currently, she is the Relationship Manager and the liaison between Cisco and the third largest global service provider and broadband telecommunication company, Century Link (encompassing Century Tel, Embarq, Qwest Communications).  Collaborating and managing interactions with sales, manufacturing, finance, legal and logistics, she manages billions of dollars of transaction annually.  In addition, she drives strategy including business plan and sales development. Michelle was recognized as the winner of the esteemed Cisco World Wide Channel Organization Award for Innovation and Growth, saving the company $2 million dollars annually.

As an alumni of Manhattan College (where she attended with the highest honor of Presidential Scholarship), she graduated cum laude, with a double Major in Global Business and Marketing, and a minor in Peace Studies (providing her an understanding of Global Politics, world religions, psychology, sociology and anthropology of various people cultures, and highlights on conflict resolution).  Personally she has a passion for traveling the world, and has a target of 100 countries, and stepping foot on all seven continents (46 countries, and 4 continents down, she is well on her way).  

She actively gives back to the community and is the Chairperson of Cisco Club Red a group of dynamic young professionals who volunteer for the Red Cross; This past year she raised $20,000 for their cause, helped coordinate training of hundreds on disaster recovery, and led the community to make over 1,000 care kits for Tornado Victims in need.  She is also an advocate for U Touch - an organization focused on transforming lives in disadvantaged regions by providing Technology, Training and eMentoring.  She has also been an active member of Inter-Act, helping to provides shelter and counseling to victims of sexual abuse and domestic assault, raising close to $10,000 with Cisco.  She participates in the Susan B Komen and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation walks- Organizing colleagues and community to  walk, donate or raise money for a cureShe is also dedicated to those in need helping at Pot’s Soup Kitchen, located in Bronx NY for the poor and homeless, and Durham Rescue Mission- as a volunteer, to prepare meals for the hungry. 

She also helped organize and deliver meals in the tri state area of NY with God’s Love we Deliver- dedicated to homebound people to sick to cook for themselves.  Also a happy volunteer with “ Adopt a Grandparent”- where she spends quality time with the elderly at nursing Homes.  As a Volunteer for Habitat  for Humanity- she helps to build homes or community development  (ie the Lane Street Play ground co sponsored with Home Depot.  She also moonlights as a volunteer chef for the Ronald Mc Donald House’s children and their families who require medical attention.  As an avid animal lover she always participates in annual walls for the SPCA , was on the board of International Animal Rescue, and mother to three rescued fur kids.

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Who is Michelle Ragusa?

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Cisco Relationship Mgr, World Traveler, Animal Lover, Social-Media-a-Holic, Fitness/Zumba Instructor, Blogger, Non Profit Volunteer, Girl-Friend, Funny Chick
Education
  • Manhattan College
    Global Business, 2000 - 2004
  • Manhattan College
    Marketing, 2000 - 2004
  • Manhattan College
    Peace Studies, 2000 - 2004
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Female
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Friends, Networking
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