Adrian Brunner

HR Lead Cisco Austria & Switzerland
He's the man responsible for making Cisco the best employer in Switzerland


About Cisco

At Cisco we’ve been researching, analyzing, prodding and experimenting to reinvent the ways we collaborate, innovate, drive performance, empower and create a differentiated experience for our people and how we lead. Hierarchies, pyramid org charts and traditional job roles will soon be relics of the past.

Companies which lead in the future will be those that have figured out the secret sauce around team performance, building purpose and driving to talent processes that support fluidity, and at the same time have the courage to support and exploit open and borderless networks. The business results and the employee surveys (i.e. in 2018: #1 Great Place Work award in Switzerland / #8 World’s Best Workplace awards) give Cisco the confidence that Cisco is on a great track. We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things.

We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We are leaders with vision and we celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. We Are Cisco.



Adrian has been the HR Lead for Cisco Switzerland and Austria since May 2015. In his role, he has to thrive on working in a fast-paced, highly matrixed, virtual environment, while coaching senior leaders, driving people initiatives and ensuring compliance through partnerships with team members in center of excellence across the Globe.

Before joining Cisco, Adrian kept various HR positions within the Private banking and audit business. He studied Business Administration with a focus on HR & Leadership at the university of St. Gallen.