David Petts will be joining ShoreTel as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Reporting directly to ShoreTel CEO, Peter Blackmore, Petts’ expertise will further strengthen the ShoreTel sales organization and reinforce the drive for growth.
Petts comes to ShoreTel from Nokia, where he spent seven years in sales leadership roles. Leading global sales, marketing and services of security and mobility solutions for business customers as well as the global relationship with AT&T, Petts was responsible for driving long-term strategy as well as implementation and execution. Prior to Nokia, Petts held a number of executive management roles with Hewlett Packard (HP) and Compaq in both the U.S. and U.K.
The recently announced new sales leadership including Joe Vitalone in channel management, North America sales led by Tim Gaines, and Mark Arman who leads international sales and worldwide distribution, will report to Petts.
Petts holds a bachelor's degree in economics and quantitative studies from Queen Mary College, London University. He will be based out of the New York office, co-located with the ShoreTel Cloud Division.
“I am pleased with the new sales structure we have implemented – with an enhanced focus on our core and international markets as well as channel management and sales training. David’s tremendous success in global sales simply reinforces our sales and customer momentum. He has extensive knowledge of sale leadership and brings with him a wealth of experience in general management plus U.S. and international executive sales.”
- Peter Blackmore, ShoreTel president and CEO