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Rachel Barger

Rachel Barger

President, GTM (go-to-market)

Rachel Barger serves as President, GTM at UKG, where she spearheads all go-to-market functions, leading sales, marketing, and customer relationship management. With over two decades of technology leadership experience, Rachel is passionate about driving organisational success through tech transformation and cultivating meaningful customer relationships.

Rachel takes immense pride in building inclusive, dynamic, and high-performing teams, and her dedication to change management, value realisation, and focus on delivering simplicity from complex situations is an asset to UKG customers and the people she leads. Rachel also brings a global perspective to UKG, gained through experience managing teams in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Before joining UKG in May 2024, Rachel served as senior vice president of Americas sales at Cisco Systems, managing approximately $37 billion in annual sales. Prior to that, she led the Americas’ Global Enterprise Segment, which included more than 500 of Cisco’s top strategic customers. Rachel was also instrumental in advancing diversity and belonging initiatives at Cisco as the Global co-Executive Sponsor of Women of Cisco and Americas Executive Sponsor of Cisco Pride.

Rachel's career spans pivotal leadership positions in services, customer success, and sales across various technology sectors, including executive roles at SAP. She holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Additionally, Rachel is involved with Journey to Lead and the Exceptional Women Alliance Foundation (EWA), and she serves on the Board of Directors of CSG.