ShoreTel Names Don Joos as President & CEO
ShoreTel SVP Steps Up to Top Role for Leading Unified Communications Provider
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Aug. 8, 2013 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of unified communications systems including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions, today announced that its board of directors has named Don Joos to serve as the company’s president and chief executive officer.
“With a successful track record of strong leadership, operational excellence and customer focus both at ShoreTel and throughout his career in the business communications industry, the board is very pleased to appoint Don Joos to the role of president and CEO,” said Chuck Kissner, chairman of the board. “After an extensive search it became clear that Don is uniquely qualified to fully mobilize the company in its drive to be the leading unified communications provider. His achievements, knowledge of the industry, vision, respect of his peers and employees, and commitment to the company’s strategy set him apart.”
Joos joined ShoreTel in April 2011 as vice president of global services, and for the past year has served as senior vice president of business operations overseeing approximately 50 percent of the company operations through the direct management of engineering/R&D, product management, global support and services, IT, quality and operations. He was instrumental in evolving the company’s business strategy which is focused on providing a brilliantly simple unified communications platform to customers via a premise, hosted or hybrid offering. Prior to joining ShoreTel, Joos spent nine years as a company vice president at Avaya. Joos applied his business entrepreneurial capabilities helping to build an e-commerce start-up and has held service and operational roles at Williams Communication Solutions, Nortel Communication Solutions and Marshalls Inc.
“ShoreTel now has the opportunity to extend its leadership position by fully integrating its cloud offering across its suite of unified communications products,” said Joos. “With some of the highest customer satisfaction in the business, world-class employees and a strong track record of innovation, the company’s prospects are unlimited. I look forward to working with the ShoreTel team during this very exciting time to further accelerate our recent progress.”
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ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one IP phone system, UC and contact center solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can’t match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit shoretel.com or shoretelsky.com.
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Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
ShoreTel assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this release. This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements by Don Joos regarding ShoreTel’s future prospects. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The risks and uncertainties include the intense competition in our industry, our reliance on third parties to sell and support our products, our ability to grow our ShoreTel Sky business, our ability to maintain our premise business in a profitable manner, supply and manufacturing risks, our ability to control costs as we expand our business, increased risk of intellectual property litigation by entering into new markets, our ability to attract, retain and ramp new sales personnel, uncertainties inherent in the product development cycle, uncertainty as to market acceptance of new products and services, the potential for litigation in our industry, risks related to our acquisition of M5 Networks, including technology and product integration risks, our ability to retain key personnel and customers and the risk of assuming unknown liabilities, and other risk factors set forth in ShoreTel’s Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2012, and in its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed during the current fiscal year.