|[February 26, 2013]
Polycom Senior Vice President of Global Channels, Ron Myers, Again Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that
Ron Myers has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel
Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful
leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly
responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their
organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the
channel throughout the IT Industry.
Myers was recognized for consistently driving new initiatives to help
partners create competitive differentiation. His commitment to the
channel community has resulted in additional sales training and learning
resources to help them drive business results. Myers was named a Channel
Chief in both 2010
while Polycom's (News - Alert) Choice Partner Program, re-launched under his
leadership, has been awarded a 5-Star
Partner rating based on partner feedback three years in a row
(2010-2012). Myers manages Polycom's worldwide go-to-market channel
partners who are part of the Polycom
Partner Network, a global ecosystem of partners who embrace and
extend Polycom's open, standards-based video collaboration solutions.
Polycom's channel sales organization is continuously refining benefits
and offerings to ensure partners are rewarded for their investment in
market differentiation efforts, skill development, and training.
"It's an honor to be recognized for the strong channel program we have
at Polycom," said Myers. "This is a recognition of the entire Polycom
team, which includes our channel partners who are critical to our
growing success. The UC&C market presents a tremendous revenue
opportunity for the channel, and Poycom is committed to making it as
easy as possible for our partners to understand the intricacies
associated with their customers' business needs to take advantage of
this growing market."
Myers is responsible for program and policy development, partner models,
go-to-market strategies, and other initiatives to support Polycom's
channel partners. Myers oversaw the creation of the "TEAM Polycom Comes
to You" global roadshow that extends the training, product introductions
and demonstrations, and strategy to over 900 additional partners who
could not attend TEAM Polycom, Polycom's annual sales and partner event.
During Myers' tenure, he has been the architect of new specializations
and certification offerings as part of the Polycom Preferred and Polycom
Choice programs and has enhanced Polycom's lead generation and rewards
program. Polycom has also invested in global e-learning infrastructure
so that partners can consistently improve their skills while minimizing
time away from the office. Additionally, under Myer's leadership,
Polycom consolidated its partner ecosystem - including technology
providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and
other companies - into the Polycom Partner Network.
For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial
team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven
revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.
"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to
driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore,
Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "We congratulate this
year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation
and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is
featured in the February 25, 2013 issue of CRN Magazine and will be
featured online at www.crn.com.
About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT
channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and
marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM
Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated
solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment,
enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology
sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.
UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets
and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in
print and provide them with the information they need to do business
successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities,
from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders,
from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more
than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these
communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work
effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video
collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world.
Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence®
Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that
interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile
and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com
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to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
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