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Appointment of seasoned channel executive strengthens Unify's global go-to-market capabilities
MUNICH and RESTON, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, today announced that it has appointed Jon Pritchard to lead the company's global channel program. As executive vice president of worldwide channels, Pritchard will be responsible for all indirect channel activities, from small and medium business (SMB) markets to large scale alliance relationships, with the objective of developing strong, successful partnerships in all of Unify's markets.
"Growing revenue through complementary indirect channels is one of Unify's highest priorities and we need to further increase our focus on being channel-ready and providing value to our partners," said Dean Douglas, chief executive officer of Unify. "Jon brings global channel expertise to Unify to help lead this charge and take advantage of opportunities in the market. I am very happy to welcome Jon to my senior executive team and look forward to working closely with him in the future."
Previously president of Comstor Worldwide, a $2.5 billion channel IT business operating across 40 countries, Pritchard brings over 25 years of channel expertise to Unify with a track record of driving solid growth globally. At Comstor, he was responsible for global operations of Westcon's Cisco dedicated business practice, including operational and strategic sales programs, marketing and business development initiatives, business segmentation planning and organizational development. Pritchard also held previous positions at Ingram Micro UK.
"Unify has a tremendous opportunity to grow its channel business and deliver real value to channel partners and customers," said Pritchard, executive vice president, Worldwide Channels, for Unify. "With a dynamic new brand, the industry-leading OpenScape portfolio plus the exciting new Project Ansible that will hit the market later this year, the time is now for Unify to take full advantage of the capabilities of a world-class channel program. I am excited at the opportunity to join Unify and bring its indirect channel program to the next level."
Unify-formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications-is a premier communications software and services firm. Our solutions unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business performance. Born out of the engineering DNA of Siemens AG, Unify builds on this heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security to provide integrated communications solutions for approximately 75% of the Global 500. Unify is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG.
This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Unify's management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Unify does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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