Polycom appoints Scott McCool as CIO

Polycom today announced that Scott McCool was promoted to the role of group vice president, Information Technology and chief information officer.

He is now responsible for Polycom’s global Information Technology (IT) organisation and prioritising the company’s IT spend to investments that deliver the greatest value.

McCool reports to chief accounting officer and interim chief financial officer, Laura Durr, who is responsible for managing all financial, accounting and IT functions at Polycom, and is focused on driving efficiency as Polycom looks to accelerate its momentum in the market.

McCool has more than 25 years of experience in building and managing IT organisations. McCool joined Polycom in July 2013 as the company’s vice president, Information Technology and chief information security officer.

“Scott is a great leader who is helping to drive Polycom’s future forward as we refine customer solutions designed to improve operating performance and profitably grow the company,” said Laura Durr.

“Polycom’s global team of IT professionals is comprised of the industry’s leading collaboration experts.  They are passionate about developing new and innovative ways to leverage video, voice and content collaboration solutions, alongside our other IT investments and business processes, to make Polycom more competitive in the market, more efficiently operated, and a more engaging place to work,” said McCool.

“It is a thrill to have the opportunity to lead that team and to help deliver that expertise and experience to our customers as they seek to build their own collaborative environments,” added McCool.

Prior to joining Polycom, McCool directed global infrastructure engineering at Brocade, launching innovative designs and leveraging Brocade IP, storage networking and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions. Scott holds a master of science in Computer Information Systems, a master in Business Administration, and numerous IT certifications.

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