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2018 Apr 26 - New Global Sales Director Conferencing

Mischa Sturzenegger joins UC Point as New Global Sales Director Conferencing

  • Sturzenegger brings more than 20 years of experience in Video Conferencing to help UC Point expand international footprint and will focus is on expanding the international UC customer base

Cologne, April 26th, 2018.UC Point, a leading provider of global Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) services and part of SoftwareONE, today announced the appointment of Mischa Sturzenegger to Global Sales Director Conferencing. Sturzenegger will lead global sales for the Video Conferencing division, empowering more organizations across the globe with fully managed video conferencing services to drive efficiency improvements and engagement regardless of location or device.

"Mischa Sturzenegger brings a deep breadth of experience in video conferencing to this new role,” said Markus P. Keller, CEO of UC Point and head of the UC division at SoftwareONE. "He is a first-class sales manager with a proven track record of success in highly competitive and fast-moving technology markets. He will make a substantial contribution to our business growth as we meet the global market demand for video conferencing services.”

In his new role, Sturzenegger will be responsible for expanding the global customer base for video conferencing and the strategic development of UC-Interop, a certified interoperability service for video conferencing systems. With his experience and expertise, UC Point gains a proven sales specialist with more than 20 years of industry experience.

Prior to joining UC Point, the Swiss-native with a background in telecommunications and IT engineering was Country Sales Manager for the DACH region at Polycom. Under his leadership, Polycom nearly doubled its annual sales in Austria and Switzerland. Sturzenegger has also held management positions at Lifesize, Tandberg and Cisco Systems, among others.

"Video conferencing is pervasive and has evolved from special video rooms to desktops and mobile devices, requiring organizations to implement cross-platform solutions,”said Sturzenegger. "With its cloud-based interoperability solution for video conferencing, UC Point has already positioned itself well in this area. I look forward to working on the further development of this service and leading the global sales team in an exciting growth market.”

Sturzenegger adds: "My move to UC Point is unrelated to the planned merger of Polycom and Plantronics, but is for purely personal reasons.” Plantronics announced the acquisition of Polycom in an official statement at the end of March 2018. Both companies are long-standing strategic partners of UC Point to deliver integrated UC solutions to customers worldwide.

More information about the video conferencing interoperability solution, UC-Interop, can be found here.