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Five ShoreTel Channel Leaders Recognized as CRN’s Women of the Channel

Staci Frazior, Sylvia Pocs, Heather Tenuto, Carla Waller and Bridget Winston named to CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel List; Tenuto also Named to Power 100 for Third Consecutive Year
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 31, 2016 ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions and phone systems, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named five channel leaders to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. They are Staci Frazior, director of worldwide sales enablement; Sylvia Pocs, director of area partner business managers and inside sales; Heather Tenuto, vice president of worldwide channel programs and sales enablement; Carla Waller, director of DMR channels; and Bridget Winston, director of partner business management for the Western region. In addition, Tenuto has been named to the 2016 Power 100 list for the third year in a row. Winston has been named to the Up and Comers list as well.

The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

As one of the only IP phone system manufacturers in the industry to deliver a majority of its business through the channel, ShoreTel is committed to empowering the channel to take advantage of the evolving communications market and the demand for cloud, onsite and hybrid unified communications solutions. Tenuto, a 17-year channel and telephony veteran, leads the channel programs, sales enablement and training organizations at ShoreTel while working with Pocs, Waller, Frazior and Winston to help nurture the success of ShoreTel’s channel partners.  

“At ShoreTel, a key commitment to our partners is in our recruitment of the best talent to help drive the success of their businesses,” said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel. “With the ongoing shift towards cloud communications, our channel partners are looking to ShoreTel for support in their business transformation. Heather, Staci, Sylvia, Carla, and Bridget have delivered outstanding results across the board to ensure partner success.”

“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry – growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”

The 2016 Women of the Channel list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at


About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) products, cloud services and IP phone systems powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for contact centers and cloud, onsite and hybrid UC environments eliminate complexity, reduce cost and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative contact center solutions, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, SIP trunking and business phones enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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