Polycom appoints EVP of global sales
Dubai, July 27, 2011
Polycom, a global leader in unified communications (UC), has appointed industry veteran Tracey Newell to the position of executive vice president of global sales.
Most recently, Newell was SVP of worldwide general business sales at Juniper Networks, a Polycom open collaboration network partner, responsible for increasing reach and share in the enterprise and mid-market.
“Tracey is an exceptional sales executive with wide-ranging global sales experience and particular expertise in achieving and scaling operational and execution excellence,” said Andrew Miller, Polycom president and CEO.
“I’ve worked closely with Tracey in the past and know from experience that her operational focus and flawless execution will complement my focus on strategic business imperatives.”
“At Polycom, we have built high-performing sales teams in all geographies, and they’re delivering very strong growth numbers. With the alignment across theaters that Tracey will bring, I have every expectation that our sales performance will not only continue to drive growth at Polycom, but will also broaden our customer presence worldwide,” he added.
All Polycom theater presidents (Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA) and global sales operations will report to Newell, who will report directly to Miller.
“Having worked with Andy before, I’ve been impressed, but not surprised, by the growth Polycom is experiencing under his leadership. It’s exciting to join a company that’s on the fast track, and has huge potential for more growth,” said Newell.
“Video collaboration is increasingly becoming a competitive must-have for any organization, and the UC industry overall is accelerating. I’m looking forward to working with Andy and the leadership team to execute on Polycom’s growth strategy, while delivering tremendous business value for our customers in the marketplace every day.”
Newell holds a BA in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2007, Newell was recognized in Diversity Journal’s annual “Women Worth Watching” issue. – TradeArabia News Service