ShoreTel has announced that Adrian Hipkiss has been appointed managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Hipkiss will be responsible for continuing ShoreTel’s growth in the region, and for bringing the many benefits of integrated IP communications to companies of all sizes throughout EMEA.
Hipkiss joins ShoreTel from Vodafone, where he held the position of Sales Director, Unified Communications. Prior to Vodafone, Adrian built a track record of success at both Avaya and Cable & Wireless where he held a variety of technology sales, and senior sales management positions. Adrian has more than 26 years of experience in the communications sector and has an extensive track record in creating, leading and developing high performance teams.
“Over the past two decades, Adrian has shown great business leadership in the communications market,” said Peter Blackmore, ShoreTel president and CEO. “It is a testament to our commitment to the region that Adrian joins us to help shape our strategy and deliver growth throughout EMEA.”
“ShoreTel is an aggressive challenger in the unified communications market and is a company that has potential and scale for significant growth,” Hipkiss explained. “ShoreTel continues to enjoy strong growth in EMEA and I am excited to be joining at the helm of this region to help the company expand further in the EMEA region.”