London, June 5, 2005 - Strengthening its team to leverage the predicted growth in the European VOIP equipment market, ShoreTel, Inc., the innovation leader in enterprise IP telephony, today announced the appointment of Paul Speller as UK Country Manager to manage local channel strategy and partnerships, to bring the benefits of next-generation voice technologies to the region's businesses.
"According to IDC, the European VOIP equipment market is estimated to be $11.4 billion in 2006 and ShoreTel's proposition meets the demands of the market in terms of service and equipment delivery," said Paul Speller, UK manager, ShoreTel
"Speller has already made a significant contribution to the ShoreTel team by driving the channel strategy which is reaping rewards all-round. His addition is further proof of ShoreTel's commitment to deepening its penetration with highly-skilled professionals that will play a key role in the execution of our growth and expansion plans," comments John Jarvis, CEO, ShoreTel EMEA.
Before joining ShoreTel in the Spring (2005), Speller spent 10 years in the mobile telephony arena with the responsibility for building 30% year on year growth for B2B sales for corporations such as TransComm, a BellSouth company and Inquam, the UK division of QualComm.
These are very exciting times and I relish the challenge of spearheading the UK operation. I believe joining ShoreTel is a brilliant career move - just in time to help the UK's VOIP market blossom," Speller concludes.
A family man with 3 children, two cats and a dog - Speller enjoys rugby and when he's not working or playing tag, will be singing along with the fans - from the comfort of his armchair, watching the Lions tour of New Zealand.
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel is the fastest growing IP PBX company in the United States and the leader in customer satisfaction. The company has shipped its groundbreaking solutions since 1998 and continues to outpace the rapidly expanding VoIP market with technological advances and sales that are doubling year over year. ShoreTel voice systems are designed to make businesses smarter, setting new standards for usability and manageability while reducing telecommunications costs. A uniquely distributed architecture extends enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. A select, worldwide group of channel partners provide top-notch service and support. For more information, visit http://www.shoretel.com or call 1-877-80SHORE