SUNNYVALE, CA, November 28, 2006 - ShoreTel, Inc., the fastest growing IP PBX company worldwide and the leader in customer satisfaction, today announced that Mark Arman has joined its leadership team as vice president of Business Development. Arman is a seasoned management executive who will help direct ShoreTel's future growth with over 10 years of industry experience at companies including WindSpring, Inc., providers of data miniaturization technology, and Conferserv, Inc., an early innovator in IP-based video conferencing. Arman's business acumen is proven in executive leadership roles, including enterprise sales and marketing, business development, strategic planning, product development and deployment, and venture financing.
"Significant opportunities await ShoreTel as the voice industry moves toward communications systems that are based on pure IP technology like ShoreTel's distributed network architecture," said John W. Combs, ShoreTel's president and CEO. "We look forward to Arman driving the strategic partnerships that will further accelerate our growth. His extensive leadership skills and ‘c-level' experience will be assets to our company."
Prior to ShoreTel, Arman was the founding CEO and vice president of Marketing at WindSpring. There he provided executive leadership and oversight of all engineering, product management, product development, sales and marketing activities, and orchestrated the completion of all venture finance requirements. Prior to WindSpring, Arman was the CEO of Conferserv. There he successfully closed multiple rounds of financing, repositioned the company as a leader in the emerging market for IP enterprise video conferencing and collaboration, and eventually directed Conferserv's merger with 4/21 Interactive.
Arman is based in ShoreTel's Sunnyvale, CA, headquarters. Arman earned a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Melborne, Graduate School of Management and a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel is the fastest growing IP PBX company worldwide 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