Sibille's industry experience, channel expertise to drive increased adoption of Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform and HD Video and Voice™ solutions
PLEASANTON, Calif. - Nov 14, 2011 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), 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® RealPresence™ 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.