Polycom announces Scott McCool as Chief Information Officer
Brings 25 years of IT leadership experience to help continue company's focus on improving operating performance Polycom, Inc. on Thursday announced that Scott McCool was promoted to the role of Group Vice President of 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 of Information Technology and Chief Information Security Officer.
"We are excited about this expansion of our leadership team," said Durr.
"Scott brings significant experience in technical leadership roles, having managed technology solutions addressing complex business problems for a broad range of organisations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, large private companies and more. 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," he said.
"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 environment," he said.
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. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, a Master in Business Administration, and numerous IT certifications.
(Posted on 10-04-2014)