Polycom has announced the appointment of Aaron Payne as Area Sales VP for the UK & Ireland. Payne will be responsible for leading and setting strategic direction for Polycom’s direct and channel sales teams, and driving incremental revenue to achieve the company’s overall growth targets in the region.
With more than 26 years technology sales, management and senior executive experience in the communications industry, Payne brings a wealth of extensive, in-depth commercial knowledge as well as a proven track record in leading sales teams in fast growing technology companies. Prior to joining Polycom, Payne was the Director of Global Sales at Obsidian Wireless, driving sales of fixed to mobile converged (FMC) solutions. He also held senior management positions at a number of leading technology companies including Touch Telecom, Avaya and Siemens.
Aaron Payne commented, “I am excited to be joining an innovative and thriving company like Polycom. My goal is to lead the team towards greater success. I will be dedicated to understanding the business and the team, in order to identify the market opportunities and revamp the existing channel and sales strategy.”
“We are truly delighted to have Aaron Payne on board. His remarkable industry experience and outstanding leadership skills will be instrumental in heading our business in the UK and Ireland within the EMEA region,” said Steve Leyland, General Manager EMEA at Polycom. “The video conferencing industry has weathered the economic storm reasonably well and is better positioned than many other industries. It is vital for Polycom to seize the market opportunities and grow our market share. We are confident that Payne will continue to steer Polycom full speed ahead in the right direction.”