News : Jon Pritchard Named Executive Vice President of Worldwide Channels
Munich and Reston, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 -- Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, announces that it has appointed Jon Pritchard to lead the company's global channel program. As executive vice president of worldwide channels, Pritchard will be responsible for all indirect channel activities, from small and medium business (SMB) markets to large scale alliance relationships, with the objective of developing strong, successful partnerships in all of Unify's markets.
"Growing revenue through complementary indirect channels is one of Unify's highest priorities and we need to further increase our focus on being channel-ready and providing value to our partners," said Dean Douglas, chief executive officer of Unify. "Jon brings global channel expertise to Unify to help lead this charge and take advantage of opportunities in the market. I am very happy to welcome Jon to my senior executive team and look forward to working closely with him in the future."
Previously president of Comstor Worldwide, a channel IT business operating across 40 countries, Pritchard brings over 25 years of channel expertise to Unify with a track record of driving solid growth globally. At Comstor, he was responsible for global operations of Westcon's Cisco dedicated business practice, including operational and strategic sales programs, marketing and business development initiatives, business segmentation planning and organizational development. Pritchard also held previous positions at Ingram Micro UK.
"Unify has a tremendous opportunity to grow its channel business and deliver real value to channel partners and customers," said Pritchard, executive vice president, Worldwide Channels, for Unify. "With a dynamic new brand, the industry-leading OpenScape portfolio plus the exciting new Project Ansible that will hit the market later this year, the time is now for Unify to take full advantage of the capabilities of a world-class channel program. I am excited at the opportunity to join Unify and bring its indirect channel program to the next level."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Unify—formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications—is a large communications software and services firms. Our solutions unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and dramatically improves business performance. Born out of the engineering DNA of Siemens, Unify builds on this heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security to provide integrated communications solutions for 75% of the Global 500. Unify is a joint venture of the Gores Group and Siemens AG.
Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014