MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), a leader in enterprise video, announced the hiring of software and video industry veteran John Poole to lead worldwide growth of strategic partnerships. As Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Alliances, Poole will expand Qumu’s network of third-party developers and resellers including hardware and software developers, service providers and system integrators.
“John brings tremendous experience in growing ecosystems for SaaS businesses, particularly in the enterprise video solutions market,” said Vern Hanzlik, President and CEO of Qumu. “His connections in the industry give us instant access to an international network of potential partners who trust him, and value his ability to build strong relationships and grow revenue.”
Poole’s experience encompasses more than 25 years in the voice, data, video networking and unified communications industries, including ten years at Polycom and eight years at Alcatel-Lucent. Poole has held multiple executive-level channel development roles in large organizations, and led numerous teams and programs spanning North America, EMEA and APAC.
“I’m excited to bring Qumu’s offering to new partners needing a trusted provider that is already proven in many of the world’s largest enterprises,” noted Poole. “Qumu’s strategy is perfectly timed with the growing demand for true enterprise-grade video solutions, designed for extensibility and backed by the best support in the industry.”
“This new position is directly in support of Qumu’s Qx strategy to open our enterprise video content management and delivery platform to third parties for integration and extension,” Hanzlik added.
Last month at its Client Summit in New York, Qumu announced Qx, the industry’s most extensible, end-to-end enterprise video platform addressing the exponential growth of video in global businesses. Qx is highly modular, with open APIs, making it even easier for third party developers to add extensions, like Qumu’s seamless integration with Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business and Citrix. One of Poole’s first tasks will be to generate excitement for this new platform among current and potential channel partners.
Those interested in finding out more about Qumu’s partners and programs should visit the Qumu website at www.qumu.com.
About Qumu Corporation
Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU) helps the world’s largest companies realize the value of putting video to work for their digital workforce. Organizations use Qumu software to create, manage and share video—live streaming and on demand—turning video into an always-on resource and connecting thousands of stakeholders across a single enterprise.
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