ShoreTel's Sam Koury Recognized as 2016 CRN Channel Chief

Feb 22, 2016, 09:01 ET from ShoreTel

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions and phone systems, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sam Koury to its prestigious list of Channel Chiefs for 2016. Koury is ShoreTel's vice president of sales for the Americas. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing out-standing channel partner programs.

"Sam's sales expertise and team leadership have been critical factors in ShoreTel's success," said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel. "With the growing adoption of UC and UCaaS solutions globally, arming channel partners with the right solutions, tools and training is critical to remain competitive. Sam has been instrumental in focusing ShoreTel's strategy on empowering partners in the UCaaS market."

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding
executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today's always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for onsite, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel's innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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