BANGALORE – January 11, 2016 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, announced today the appointment of Arun Balasubramaniam as country manager of India.
In his role, Arun is responsible for building relationships and driving sales for ShoreTel in India. He is overseeing sales strategy from customer acquisition to retention, as well as partner recruitment and management in the region.
Arun brings more than 16 years of technology industry experience having worked extensively with leading government, banking, telecommunications and information technology enterprises and channel partners throughout India and South Asia. Prior to joining ShoreTel, Arun was the national channel leader for IBM’s Collaboration Solutions business in India and South Asia, and has also held roles at TrendMicro and Microsoft.
“I’m delighted to welcome Arun to the team as our country manager for India,” said Frederic Gillant, vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific at ShoreTel. “Arun has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with channels and partners, which will significantly contribute to our goal of expansion in a rapidly growing market. His appointment is part of a strategic plan to strengthen our investment and sales in India.”
“I am very excited to join ShoreTel at this time when there is strong investment across the region,” said Arun Balasubramaniam. “I look forward to working with Frederic and the team to further our plans to grow customers and partners in India.”
Arun holds an MBA in marketing and finance and is based in ShoreTel’s Bangalore office.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for onsite, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs 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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