BRACKNELL, United Kingdom – Oct. 20, 2015 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple™ phone systems and unified communications solutions, has announced the appointment of Gary Gould as marketing director, EMEA.
In the role, Gould is responsible for the EMEA marketing function including strategy, demand generation, and internal and external communications, working closely with the EMEA sales teams. His key focus is on growth programmes, channel marketing economics, sales impact and driving partner engagement in the region.
Gould has over 20 years of marketing, product, channel and communications experience in the telecoms, technology and cloud space, having held key marketing roles at Cisco, Verizon and Panduit. He is a cloud specialist and co-founded a start-up for on-demand cloud services aimed at micro and small businesses, Compare Cloudware, between 2011 and 2015. Gould joins ShoreTel from Trustpilot, where he developed its global partner and content marketing strategy. Four years as an MD in the BT Local Business Network has also equipped him well to work effectively with channel partners, understanding their needs.
Commenting on the new appointment, Mark Roberts, chief marketing officer at ShoreTel, said: “I’m delighted that we have Gary on board. He brings extensive channel and cloud expertise to ShoreTel’s global marketing team and has a great track record of successful integrated marketing campaigns. EMEA is a crucial market for us and this important addition to the team is further evidence of our commitment to meeting both customer and channel demands in all corners of the globe.”
“Following the recent launch of ShoreTel Connect, it is really exciting time to be joining a company at the forefront of cloud and UC innovation,” explained Gould. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the team and ShoreTel’s partners to drive further growth in EMEA.”
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications 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 www.shoretel.com.
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