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ShoreTel Sales Executive David Petts Recognized as a CRN 2014 Channel Chief

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions for the cloud and premises, announced today that David Petts has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs. Petts is the senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel.

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CRN's prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel honors those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organizations, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the IT industry. CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support regarding the ongoing importance of IT channel sales.

"David has more than 16 years of experience in global sales and channel management, and has been instrumental in optimizing our go-to-market organization; most recently by simplifying and enriching our Champion Partner Program and expanding the cloud partner track," said Don Joos, president and CEO of ShoreTel. "Under David's tenure ShoreTel has grown the channel program to 950 partners in 60 countries, all focused on meeting needs of businesses with our end-to-end portfolio of unified communications solutions."

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success."

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions. Its award-winning on-premises IP-PBX solution and cloud-based hosted phone system eliminate complexity 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.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. 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 and the ShoreTel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ShoreTel, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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