SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLCM) announced today that Christopher M. Jones will join the company as President, Polycom Americas, on Aug. 3. In this role, Jones will be responsible for leading the company’s regional sales strategy and execution to drive customer success and profitable growth for Polycom and its partners.
“The Americas region is a significant driver of Polycom’s business,” said Peter Leav, Polycom President and Chief Executive Officer. “Chris’ leadership style, go-to-market expertise, industry experience and deep understanding of customer needs will focus our team in the right areas to achieve profitable growth.”
Jones brings to Polycom more than 25 years global sales and leadership experience. His expertise lies in building, managing and motivating sales teams in partner-centric organizations. With a strong focus on enabling customer success and building a go-to-market strategy that leverages partners, Jones has successfully led worldwide sales teams to increase revenue even in highly competitive markets.
“I am passionate about this industry and believe collaboration technologies such as video will become one of the most pervasive means of business communication,” said Jones. “Polycom is helping organizations build the workplace of the future right now, and I am excited to join the company and lead the Americas team.”
Jones joins Polycom from Avaya, where he was Vice President of Midmarket Sales, responsible for leading the global midmarket and worldwide distribution sales teams. While there, he built the overall strategy, organizational structure and implementation plan to deliver top-line revenue targets. He previously held various sales and channel leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems and Proxim Corporation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics, cum laude, from Duke University. He was named a Top 25 Channel Sales Leader in 2013 by CRN magazine.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 415,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.