People: Polycom Inc (PLCM.O)
11 Dec 2013
Ms. Betsy S. Atkins is Independent Director of Polycom, Inc. Ms. Atkins has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Baja LLC, an independent venture capital firm focused on technology, renewable energy and life sciences industries, since 1994. Ms. Atkins served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Clear Standards, Inc., a provider of enterprise carbon management and sustainability solutions, from February 2009 until August 2009 when Clear Standards was acquired by SAP AG, a business software company. Previously, Ms. Atkins served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCI, Inc., a functional food/nutraceutical company, from 1991 through 1993. Ms. Atkins was a co-founder of Ascend Communications, Inc. in 1989 and a member of its board of directors, and served as its EVP of sales, marketing, professional services and international operations prior to its acquisition by Lucent Technologies. Ms. Atkins served on the boards of directors of Vonage Holdings Inc. from July 2005 to March 2007, Towers Watson & Co. from January 2010 to November 2010 and Reynolds American Inc. from July 2004 to June 2010, and has served on the boards of directors of SunPower Corporation since October 2005, Chico’s FAS, Inc. since January 2004, and Schneider Electric, SA since April 2011, as well as the boards of a number of private companies. Ms. Atkins is also an advisor to SAP, was formerly an advisor to British Telecom and was a presidential-appointee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation advisory committee. Ms. Atkins holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.
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