. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced the appointments of two new Presidents, Damian Artt as President of the Americas and Michael Alp as President of the Asia Pacific region. Artt and Alp will be responsible for leading the sales strategy and execution in their respective geographies, to help drive the next phase of growth and opportunities for Polycom.
“I am extremely pleased to announce the appointments of Damian Artt and Michael Alp, two world-class and dynamic sales leaders who have both led transformational growth in high-tech companies, and will be great leaders in our Americas and Asia Pacific regions, respectively,” said Polycom President and CEO, Andy Miller. “Late last year, Polycom announced the largest and most important product launch in our history, with solutions designed to accelerate the mass adoption of video collaboration and fuel new growth opportunities for Polycom and our partners. Damian and Michael will lead Polycom’s execution of this launch in their respective theaters, helping to drive growth for the Company and our partner community.”
“I’m thrilled to have Damian and Michael on board, which now completes Polycom’s sales leadership team across all theaters,” said Tracey Newell, EVP of Global Sales. “Damian and Michael are proven sales leaders with deep experience in technology and solutions selling, and will help take Polycom to new levels.”
Damian Artt Brings Sales and Services Leadership to Americas Region
Artt brings to Polycom a wealth of experience in both sales and services growth, and is experienced in solutions selling and building world class sales organizations. Prior to joining Polycom, he served as Senior Vice President for Wind River Systems’ worldwide sales and services organization, helping the company grow revenue significantly from 2007 to 2009 (Wind River Systems was acquired by Intel in 2009). Prior to his eight years spent at Wind River Systems, Artt held a variety of executive level sales and operational roles at Cadence Design Systems over a span of 12 years. Artt holds a BS in Engineering, from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.