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Mark Roberts Named Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive for 2014 by Midsize Enterprise Summit

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Sunnyvale, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2014 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, announced today that CMO Mark Roberts has been named to this year’s Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive list, compiled by XChange Events and featuring the industry’s most influential vendor executives who serve midmarket and midsize customers. The list shines a spotlight on the professionals driving one of the most important customer segments in the industry today.  

Roberts joined ShoreTel as the chief marketing officer in December 2013 with more than 20 years of technology marketing experience. Roberts leads marketing strategy, product marketing, demand generation, branding and external communications. In his tenure so far he successfully re-focused the marketing team around lead generation and customer segmentation.  

“ShoreTel has always had a ‘customer first’ focus, and Mark’s leadership has created an even greater commitment to providing flexible product offerings and promotions to customers of all sizes,” said Don Joos, president and CEO at ShoreTel. “Our solutions are brilliantly simple to deploy, manage and use, making them ideal for midmarket companies which often have fewer IT resources and constrained budgets. With ShoreTel these users can grow at their own pace, protect their investments, and eliminate the rigid constraints imposed by other UC vendors.”

“The executives named and the companies they represent serve the midmarket with unwavering commitment, and are dedicated to creating solutions that meet the unique needs of this market,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president of strategic content at XChange Events. “Our Midsize Enterprise Summit is an ideal venue to honor these deserving leaders, and we congratulate each executive on their success.”

Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executives were selected for this distinction by XChange Events leadership team, their peers and customers. Applications were reviewed by the prestigious advisory board and other industry experts who evaluated each organization and individual on their voice, leadership skills and ability to deliver exceptional solutions to the needs of the midmarket CIOs and IT leaders.

The Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive list was unveiled at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES), held September 14-16 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas. In addition, the list of executives is featured in a slideshow on CRN.com, a leading source for IT industry news. Visit http://www.xchange-events.com/mes50 for access to the slideshow.

About XChange Events

Part of The Channel Company family, XChange Events connects sellers and users of technology through a diverse number of live and virtual events, designed to help attendees share best practices, network with peers and gain exclusive market intelligence from industry editors and analysts. Organized into three categories, XChange Events offers channel events, IT executive events and on demand virtual events to address every aspect of today’s evolving IT market. For more information, please visit: http://www.xchange-events.com/

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions. Its award-winning on-premises IP-PBX solution and cloud-based hosted phone system eliminate complexity and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.

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