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ShoreTel Hires Nokia Exec to Run Global Sales Organization

August 01, 2012 - News

ShoreTel's David Petts ShoreTel has hired an executive from Nokia to serve as its senior vice president of worldwide sales.

David Petts spent the last seven years at Nokia in various sales leadership roles. He also has worked for Compaq and HP in the United States and the U.K. Petts joined ShoreTel in July. He reports directly to CEO Peter Blackmore.

“I am pleased with the new sales structure we have implemented – with an enhanced focus on our core and international markets as well as channel management and sales training," Blackmore said in a prepared statement. “David’s tremendous success in global sales simply reinforces our sales and customer momentum. He has extensive knowledge of sale leadership and brings with him a wealth of experience in general management plus U.S. and international executive sales."

Meanwhile, Joe Vitalone, who oversees ShoreTel's channel, reports to Petts, as do Tim Gaines, head of North America sales, and Mark Arman, who leads international sales and worldwide distribution.

Petts is based out of ShoreTel's office, which includes the company's cloud division.

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