In his previous role Stephens was responsible for European video communication revenue for AT&T, Verizon and C&W. Prior to its acquisition by Cisco, he was in charge of UK sales at Tandberg, where he built a sales team of 16, playing a crucial part in the company’s UK success.
Stephens has joined LifeSize to drive growth, lead the company’s partner programme and head up the UK sales team. He will be based in the company’s UK headquarters in The Gherkin, and will report in to Andreas Wienold, EMEA vice president at LifeSize.
Prior to working at Cisco and Tandberg, Stephens held senior networking roles at Computacenter, BT and Logical (UK) Ltd.
“Michael has joined us during an exciting time for HD video communications. We have a string of product developments and partnerships to announce in the coming months that will provide our customers with more choices than ever in their VC services,” said Andreas Wienold, vice-president of sales, EMEA at LifeSize.
“Michael is an outstanding professional, and his deep industry knowledge and strong experience in leading teams, working with channel partners and driving sales with some of the biggest players in the industry will ensure LifeSize stands in good stead for rapid growth in the UK.”
“Working in a fast moving and high-growth environment is challenge to relish,” commented Stephens. “LifeSize is a true innovator, and has a dynamic and hard working sales team behind it – I’m looking forward to leading the UK business and working with our partners toreach the next level.”