Polycom Senior Vice President of Global Channels, Ron Myers, Again Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel`s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:35am EST

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A three-time winner, Myers honored for his commitment to the channel community
and strategic industry leadership
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Polycom, 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 and 2012, while
Polycom's 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 Polycom 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 community." 

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

About UBM Tech Channel

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channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives
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About Polycom

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 or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn
how we`re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward. 

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