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Polycom Appoints Geoff Thomas as President of Asia Pacific
|By Business Wire
|July 8, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Inc. (Nasdaq:PLCM) today announced that Geoff Thomas has joined the
company as President, Polycom Asia Pacific. In this role, Thomas is
responsible for leading the company’s regional sales strategy and
execution to drive customer success, brand affinity and profitable
Polycom Appoints Geoff Thomas as President of Asia Pacific. (Photo: Business Wire)
Thomas joins Polycom from Juniper Networks, where he was Vice President
Enterprise Sales Asia Pacific. He also has a long career history with
Microsoft Corporation, where he served in several leadership roles,
which included business development in emerging markets.
“Geoff’s leadership and strong background in sales, emerging markets,
and business development will steer Polycom’s business in the right
direction in the critical Asia Pacific region,” said Peter Leav,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Polycom. “Every market in this
region has unique opportunities as more organizations discover the
benefits of video, voice and content collaboration. Geoff will place
renewed emphasis on strengthening our partnerships and providing our
customers with the industry’s best experience.”
A dynamic sales and business leader, Thomas has successfully led large
teams spanning several geographies, including Australia, the United
States, and Greater China. His expertise lies in strategic partnerships,
channels, solutions selling, and go-to-market strategy across multiple
“I am delighted to join Polycom and lead the company’s team and growth
plans in Asia Pacific,” said Thomas. “Polycom helps businesses of all
sizes, in virtually every industry, defy distance and improve
productivity through authentic collaboration experiences. I look forward
to working closely with our partners and sales team to deliver the
industry’s best solutions to our customers and driving their success.”
At Juniper Networks, Geoff led the company’s enterprise business across
all markets in Asia Pacific, namely Australia and New Zealand, Greater
China, India, South East Asia, Japan, and Korea. This role came with the
responsibility of achieving over $300 million revenue, and the
successful implementation of the company’s enterprise strategy across
all APAC markets. Prior to his role at Juniper Networks, he had a
successful 15-year career at Microsoft, where he held several executive
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration.
More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance
with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase
productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service,
expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner
ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment
that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor
interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com
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Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995, including statements regarding future revenue, profit,
market share growth, and profitable growth for Polycom. These
forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that
may cause actual results to differ materially, including competition;
demand for our products and solutions and changing requirements in the
marketplace and in the APAC region; our ability to successfully execute
on sales strategy designed to drive revenue, profit, market share growth
and profitable growth; and disruptions due to today’s announced
organizational change. These and other risks and uncertainties related
to our business are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, and in other reports filed by
Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to
update these forward-looking statements.
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and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are
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countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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