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Polycom Appoints Dan Sibille as Vice President of North America Channels

November 14, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
Sibille's Industry Experience, Channel Expertise to Drive Increased Adoption of Polycom RealPresence Platform and HD Video and Voice Solutions

Pleasanton, CA, November 14, 2011 via
-- Polycom, Inc., the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced the appointment of Dan Sibille to vice president of North America Channels. Reporting to David Ruggiero, theater president of North America, and aligning with Ron Myers, senior vice president Worldwide Channels, Sibille will be responsible for the management of Polycom's North American channel sales, including all aspects of partner development specifically with resellers, solution providers, distribution, call control vendors, regional system integrators, and other channel partners.

Sibille has more than 27 years of experience in solution selling in key sales and sales management positions, and his channel experience includes working with a broad set of partners from alliance to distributors to systems integrators, and more. Sibille joins Polycom from LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech, where he led their Americas channel strategy and developed and launched the company's global channel program. Prior to LifeSize, Sibille held channel and sales leadership roles at companies including Extreme Networks, Internet Security Systems, and 3Com Corporation, among others.

"Dan's solid track record of channel sales leadership experience and understanding of unified communications will help evolve how our channel partners sell to accelerate our growth in this dynamic market space," said Ruggiero. "I'm thrilled to have Dan join Polycom to help us empower our channel partners to sell the Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Platform and penetrate new market opportunities for video, including social media and mobile."

"I'm delighted to join Polycom and its world-class sales leadership team," said Sibille. "Polycom has a leading channel ecosystem and a compelling strategy and vision that are transforming business communications with the ability to collaborate face-to-face from anywhere. I'm excited to help drive that transformation and work with our channel partners to deliver compelling solutions to our customers that span from the RealPresence Platform to immersive room systems and mobile devices."

Polycom has a broad ecosystem of partners, with nearly 7000 partners including 6500 go-to-market channel partners worldwide. Polycom was named to CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide and its Choice Partner Program was awarded a 5-Star Partner rating.

Sibille holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Auburn University and will be based in Atlanta, GA.

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security -- on-premises, hosted or cloud delivered. Visit or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Copyright 2011 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM(R), the Polycom "Triangles" logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom's products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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