Qumu Appoints New Worldwide Channel and Alliances Executive
Enterprise video leader adds John Poole to accelerate partner growth in Unified Communications and Software as a Service (SaaS) markets
Minneapolis, June 13, 2017 – Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), a leader in enterprise video, announced the hiring of software and video industry veteran John Poole to lead worldwide growth of strategic partnerships. As Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Alliances, Poole will expand Qumu’s network of third-party developers and resellers including hardware and software developers, service providers and system integrators.
“John brings tremendous experience in growing ecosystems for SaaS businesses, particularly in the enterprise video solutions market,” said Vern Hanzlik, President and CEO of Qumu. “His connections in the industry give us instant access to an international network of potential partners who trust him, and value his ability to build strong relationships and grow revenue.”
Poole’s experience encompasses more than 25 years in the voice, data, video networking and unified communications industries, including ten years at Polycom and eight years at Alcatel-Lucent. Poole has held multiple executive-level channel development roles in large organizations, and led numerous teams and programs spanning North America, EMEA and APAC.
“I’m excited to bring Qumu’s offering to new partners needing a trusted provider that is already proven in many of the world’s largest enterprises,” noted Poole. “Qumu’s strategy is perfectly timed with the growing demand for true enterprise-grade video solutions, designed for extensibility and backed by the best support in the industry.”
“This new position is directly in support of Qumu’s Qx strategy to open our enterprise video content management and delivery platform to third parties for integration and extension,” Hanzlik added.
Last month at its Client Summit in New York, Qumu announced Qx, the industry’s most extensible, end-to-end enterprise video platform addressing the exponential growth of video in global businesses. Qx is highly modular, with open APIs, making it even easier for third party developers to add extensions, like Qumu’s seamless integration with Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business and Citrix. One of Poole’s first tasks will be to generate excitement for this new platform among current and potential channel partners.
Those interested in finding out more about Qumu’s partners and programs should visit our partner page.
About Qumu Corporation
Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU)’s enterprise-wide video platform helps businesses create, manage, secure, deliver and measure the success of their videos. Qumu’s innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients. The world’s largest companies realize the greatest possible value from video they create and publish using Qumu. Whatever the audience size, viewer device or network configuration, Qumu solutions are how business does video. www.qumu.com
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