SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 1, 2015 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced that four channel leaders have been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel. They are Sylvia Pocs, director of partner business managers/channel sales support; 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. Tenuto has also been named to the 2015 Power 100, and earlier in the year was named a CRN Channel Chief.
The annual list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel. The Power 100 is a subset of the CRN Women of the Channel who have earned a special distinction based on their exemplary record of success and their level of influence in the channel.
Tenuto, a 16 year channel and telephony veteran, leads the channel programs, sales enablement and training organizations at ShoreTel. All of these teams are focused on empowering ShoreTel’s channel to take advantage of evolving technology and the market’s demand for cloud, on-premises and hybrid unified communications solutions. Pocs, Waller and Winston have been instrumental in nurturing success by working closely with ShoreTel’s most dynamic business partners to help them meet the demands of an evolving communications market.
“The excellent results supported by the hard work and expertise of Heather, Sylvia, Carla and Bridget demonstrate ShoreTel’s strong commitment to recruiting and developing the very best talent to support our channel partners and the success of their businesses, in turn ensuring we meet the communications needs of our end customers,” said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel.
“These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community.”
The Women of the Channel and Power 100 are featured in the June issue of CRN magazine and online at www.crn.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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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