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Greg Pelton Returns to Avaya as Tech Strategy VP

Greg Pelton, former chief technology officer and vice president for infrastructure engineering at Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM), has rejoined Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) as VP for technology strategy at the Santa Clara, California-based communications technology company. Avaya said Wednesday Pelton will help shape a technology strategy as part of the company’s efforts …

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Forcepoint Appoints Sean Berg Global Govts Business SVP, GM

Sean Berg, formerly vice president of sales at Forcepoint‘s global governments business, has been appointed as senior VP and general manager of the same unit. Forcepoint said Wednesday Berg will oversee the unit’s profit-and-loss functions, growth strategy and efforts to provide security technology platforms to U.S. and international government customers. Berg joined Forcepoint in …

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Amy Barzdukas Promoted to Polycom EVP, Chief Marketing Officer; Mary McDowell Comments

Amy Barzdukas, formerly vice president of global solutions marketing at Polycom, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the San Jose, California-based communications technology provider. Polycom said Monday the 20-year industry veteran has led the company’s alliance marketing, product and services marketing and sales enablement teams over the …

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Tim Solms, Sean Berg Take VP Roles at Forcepoint’s Global Governments Business

Austin, Texas-based cybersecurity firm Forcepoint has appointed two new executives to vice president positions as the company works to deliver cyber capabilities to government clients worldwide. Tim Solms, formerly VP for federal business and managing director of worldwide government at Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), will serve as senior VP and general manager of …

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

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 …

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Former Polycom CEO Peter Leav Named BMC Software President, CEO

Peter Leav, formerly president and CEO of communications technology provider Polycom, has been appointed to succeed Bob Beauchamp as president and CEO of BMC Software. Beauchamp, a 28-year company veteran, will continue to serve as chairman of BMC’s board of directors,  BMC Software said Monday. Leav brings to the Houston-based software company more …

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Polycom Unified Comms Platform to Support Spanish Defense Ministry Connectivity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — The Spanish defense ministry has deployed Polycom‘s (Nasdaq: PLCM) unified communications technology to support constant contact between the country’s defense and military headquarters, its armed forces and NATO, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Nov. 3 its RealPresence Platform will also work to aid Spain’s …

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Siris Capital Closes $2B Polycom Buy in Unified Comms & Collaboration Market Push

Investment firm Siris Capital has completed its buyout of communications and collaboration tools developer Polycom for nearly $2 billion cash, or $12.50 per share. San Jose, California-based Polycom said Monday it has stopped trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange as a result of the transaction and will continue to operate under its own name. Polycom had to …

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Polycom to Name Siris Capital Exec Partner Mary McDowell as CEO

Mary McDowell, an executive partner at Siris Capital Group, will join gobal communications services provider Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) as CEO once the latter company completes its merger with a Siris Capital affiliate. Polycom said Wednesday McDowell will succeed Peter Leav, who will continue to serve as CEO and board member …

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Polycom Accepts $2B Buyout Offer From Siris Capital, Backs Out of Mitel Deal

Global communications services provider Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) has signed a new agreement to be purchased and taken private by investment firm Siris Capital for $2 billion and terminate a previous $1.96 billion merger deal with Ottawa, Canada-based Mitel (Nasdaq: MITL) announced in April. Polycom said Friday its board of directors received an offer letter from Siris on Thursday …

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