"The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole," said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.""Nick has made an extremely valuable contribution to Polycom and our channel partners over the last year," said Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing Officer, Polycom. "Faced with the difficult task of maintaining a strong channel program despite the uncertainty of being acquired, Nick developed strong bonds with our key channel partners and delivered exceptional results. Looking ahead to 2017, Nick will continue to focus on helping our partners achieve their business goals through innovative go-to-market programs and initiatives." The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook Tweet This: @TheChannelCo names @Polycom's Nick Tidd to @CRN 2017 Channel Chiefs list #CRNChannelChiefs www.crn.com/channelchiefs About Polycom Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more. In September 2016 Polycom announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC ("Siris" or "Siris Capital") in a transaction reflecting an equity value of approximately $2.0 billion in cash. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company, which continues to operate as Polycom, Inc., is wholly owned by affiliates of Siris Capital.
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