Polycom, Inc., a global leader in helping organizations achieve new levels of teamwork, efficiency and productivity by unleashing the power of human collaboration, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Nick Tidd, Vice President, Global Partner Organization, to its exclusive 2017 list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list are part of an elite group drawn from the larger pool of Channel Chief honorees each year and represent the cream of the IT channel crop—leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding achievement in driving growth and revenue in their organizations, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.
All Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding partner programs. However, only 50 of these were selected for the Most Influential list, each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping the IT channel itself.
For more than two decades, Tidd has served as a leader in the channel space with brands such as 3Com and D-Link. He joined Polycom in January 2016 and leads Polycom’ s worldwide channel partner programs, strategy, enablement, and operations and works closely with colleagues and partners to develop a winning channel strategy. Under Tidd, Polycom’s channel partners have benefited from a simplified partner accreditation program, a new view into partner analytics and a partner investment strategy commensurate with partner performance.
“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.
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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