ShoreTel CEO Named to CRN’s Top 100 Channel Executives List

    ShoreTel CEO, Peter Blackmore, has been named one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012 in the Innovators category.

    This annual list acknowledges the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America. Executives were chosen and ranked based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, business and sales impact and, specifically for the Innovators category, the introduction of new, game-changing technology. ShoreTel’s recent acquisition of M5 Networks and the subsequent integration of its cloud-based phone solution is the latest in a series of efforts to eliminate complexity and change the face of business communications.

    Expanded coverage of the 2012 Top 100 Executives will be featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at

    “I’m honored to be included among some of the most influential leaders in technology today. This recognition underscores my strong commitment to ShoreTel channel partners, and our dedication to delivering best-in-class solutions to meet customer demands.”

    - Peter Blackmore, ShoreTel CEO

    “We’re recognizing this year’s Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel. For 2012, our goal was to shine a spotlight on the most influential executives in the industry today. We also wanted to pay homage to the channel advocates, sales and services leaders, innovators and disrupters. We salute all these leaders for their devotion to the technology channel and their willingness to adopt new strategies and policies in order to drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth.”

    - Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for UBM Channel