ShoreTel®, the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions, today announced that CEO, Peter Blackmore, was named one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012 in the Innovators category. This annual list acknowledges the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America.
“I am honoured to be included amongst some of the most influential leaders in technology today,” said Blackmore. “This recognition underscores my strong commitment to ShoreTel channel partners, and our dedication to delivering best-in-class solutions to meet customer demands.”
Executives were chosen and ranked based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, business and sales impact – and, specifically for the Innovators category, the introduction of new, game-changing technology. ShoreTel’s recent acquisition of M5 Networks, and the subsequent integration of its cloud-based phone solution, is the latest in a series of efforts to eliminate complexity and change the face of business communications.
“We are recognising this year’s Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “For 2012, our goal was to shine a spotlight on the most influential executives in the industry today. We also wanted to pay homage to the channel advocates, sales and services leaders, innovators and disrupters. We salute all these leaders for their devotion to the technology channel and their willingness to adopt new strategies and policies in order to drive greater sales for partners, whilst positioning their own company for future growth.”
Expanded coverage of the 2012 Top 100 Executives will be featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at crn.com.
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ShoreTel, Inc. (shoretel.com / shoretelsky.com) is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one IP phone system, UC and contact centre solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers cannot match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices and partners worldwide.
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