Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today welcomed Pamela Strayer as senior vice president & chief financial officer, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, Ken Kannappan. In this role, Strayer will be responsible for all aspects of the Company's financial management, and will supervise information technology, legal and investor relations. She brings to Plantronics more than two decades of financial management experience, including more than 14 years within the technology industry.
“The combination of Pamela’s deep technical accounting and compliance background, together with her extensive experience in software and services, will be of great value to Plantronics as we continue to deliver on our vision of smarter communications,” said Kannappan. “Pamela’s demonstrated ability to support growth and drive cost efficiencies will be invaluable as we tackle new market opportunities, particularly in the area of Unified Communications.”
“Plantronics has incredible opportunities ahead as smarter and more versatile audio communication devices redefine where and how people work,” said Strayer. “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to apply my experience from the software industry and my financial expertise to help the company grow with the changing marketplace.”
Prior to joining the Company, Strayer spent seven years at Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, in a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities, most recently as its vice president finance, principal accounting officer. In these roles, Strayer’s responsibilities included establishing a long-term strategy and vision for the controller organization and leading global accounting operations, including Revenue Accounting, Credit and Collections, Corporate Accounting, SEC Reporting, M&A Finance, Finance Business Process Organization, International Statutory Compliance and Reporting and Global Payroll.
Prior to Autodesk, Strayer spent five years at Epiphany, Inc., a customer relationship management software company acquired by SSA Global Technologies in 2005, the last three years of which as vice president of finance and corporate controller.