Polycom appoints Navin Mehta as SVP of global services

Polycom announced the appointment of Navin Mehta as

senior vice president of Global Services. Mehta will be responsible for driving
Polycom’s global services strategy, including the customer support function,
and expanding its portfolio of service offerings to provide customers with
complete UC solutions.

Mehta will report to Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice
president and general manager of UC solutions and chief development officer.

“Our global services organization has had tremendous
success, and bringing Navin on board will ensure we continue to drive our rapid
pace of innovation and growth as the demand for visual collaboration solutions
and services increases worldwide,” said Ramakrishna.

With Navin leading the team, customers and partners gain
a trusted advisor with expertise in delivering best-in-class services and
customer support, and Polycom gains an industry veteran with a proven track
record for leading and growing a services and support organization.

Polycom has seen strong revenue growth for its UC solutions, including services. In Q2 2011, Polycom announced record revenues of $366 million (24 percent
year-over-year growth), with services accounting for more than 17 percent of

Mehta brings 28 years of industry experience in services
and customer support, including operational expertise and leadership, to help
Polycom build on its momentum in the fast-growing services market.

“Polycom is committed to enhancing customer
relationships by focusing on the full lifecycle of service offerings to ensure
the successful creation, operation, and expansion of UC environments,”
said Mehta.

Previously, Mehta was the vice president of Professional
and Application Services at Motorola Networks. He has also held executive
services positions at Nokia Siemens Networks; Comverse Technology; Nortel
Networks Corporation; and Compaq Computer /Digital Equipment, and brings
extensive domestic and global experience including international management
assignments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Recently, Polycom announced the appointment of Tracey Newell to the position of executive vice president of Global Sales to lead Polycom’s global sales operations and
execution, and accelerate the company’s growth in the UC market.

By Telecomlead.com Team

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