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Billie Hartless Named Chief HR Officer at Polycom; Mary McDowell Comments

Billie Hartless

Billie Hartless, formerly human resources vice president at location-based cloud technology company HERE, has been appointed chief human resources officer at Polycom.

The collaboration platform provider said Monday Hartless will succeed Laura Owen, who will move on to a new opportunity outside the company.

“[Hartless] has a strong track record of leading diverse teams, organizational change, cultural transformation and defining effective strategies to realize business results,” said Polycom CEO Mary McDowell.

Hartless’ appointment comes less than five months after investment firm Siris Capital acquired Polycom through a $2 billion deal in September 2016.

She has served as human resources VP at Nokia and as an HR personnel at Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

The 25-year HR veteran joins McDowell and Chief Financial Officer Laura Durr in Polycom’s lineup of women executives, the company noted.

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