Star2Star Hires Former Polycom Exec as New President, CRO

He will be responsible for leading Star2Star’s overall sales strategy, international and new market expansion and go-to-market execution.

Channel Partners

March 16, 2016

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Star2Star Hires Former Polycom Exec as New President, CRO

PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS — Gary Testa has joined Star2Star Communications (Booth 529 and a Vendor Locator Sponsor), as president and chief revenue officer. Testa will be responsible for leading Star2Star’s overall sales strategy, international and new market expansion and Go-to-Market execution. He will report to CEO Norman Worthington.

An accomplished 30-year sales and executive leadership veteran, he is well respected in the Software and Communications industries. Gary brings to Star2Star a proven track record in executive, sales, marketing, product management, and services leadership bringing complex network hardware and software solutions to market within the mobility, carrier and cloud segments.

Testa joins Star2Star Communications from Polycom, where he spent 5 years as Global Vice President, Cloud and Service Provider Solutions Group, responsible for leading global sales, strategy, and execution, and accelerating the company’s growth with mobile, fixed, and managed service providers.

Previous to Polycom, Testa was Vice President of Global Sales, IBM Tivoli Network & Cloud Portfolio where he joined IBM as part of the acquisition of Intelliden, Inc. At IBM, Gary was responsible for the sale of the Tivoli network software portfolio into the large Enterprise, Service Provider, Cable, Mobility and the Power/Energy/Utility markets.{ad}

Testa holds a BA degree in Russian Language and Literature from the University of California, Irvine and has worked abroad for more than 12 years, living in Russia, Germany, Finland, Indonesia, and other countries around the globe. “We’re excited to have an industry luminary of Gary’s caliber joining us. Star2Star is moving up market and growing our partner and customer base aggressively with excellent results. Gary’s joining us is simply a further proof point that Star2Star continues to attract the best and the brightest in the industry by providing the World’s Most Scalable Communications Solution” said Norman Worthington, CEO of Star2Star Communications.

About Star2Star Communications
Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications delivers the World’s Most Complete and Scalable Cloud Communications Solution. Star2Star’s award winning, patented Constellation™ Network overcomes the reliability and quality limitations of other communications technologies.

In the past five years, Star2Star was named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 three times, and the Inc. 500|5000 five times. Infonetics recognized Star2Star as one of 2015’s Top 10 Hosted Business VoIP/UC Provider, and Gartner named Star2Star in their latest industry report, Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

Star2Star Communications solutions are sold through a diversified network of partners that includes distributors, master agents, managed service providers and certified installing dealers. Star2Star systems are used by hundreds of thousands of business users, including many large enterprises with multi-location communication footprints.

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