ndustry Veterans Added in U.S. and Asia Pac in Response to Sales Growth-Global Channels and Vertical Market Sales Push
HACKENSACK, NJ (March 12, 2010) – Vidyo® Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced the appointments of William Yu as Vice President Sales, APAC and Christopher Thomas as Vice President Sales, U.S. Both Mr. Yu and Mr. Thomas will report to Rob Hughes, Vidyo’s Senior VP of Worldwide Sales and Support, as part of the Company’s aggressive growth plan which includes adding additional sales resources in all regions, and vertical markets.
William Yu, VP Sales, Asia Pacific
William joins Vidyo with over 17 years of video conferencing experience with Lifesize, Polycom and PictureTel. Prior to joining Vidyo, William was with Lifesize Communications, where he was the Director of Sales for APAC and built their channels and sales organization covering 14 countries in the region. William was also the Director of Asia Pac Sales for Polycom, where he led their expansion into the video conferencing market, and the Regional Technical Manager for PictureTel Asia. William received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. William will be based in Hong Kong.
Christopher Thomas, VP Sales, U.S.
Chris Thomas brings over 19 years of senior management experience with leading global providers of technology, marketing and process management solutions. Prior to joining Vidyo, Chris was Senior VP of Business Development at Intralinks, Inc., where he was responsible for building a global network of strategic business partners. Chris was also the Eastern Regional Sales Manager at Kontiki, a venture-funded leader in business and broadcast video on-demand solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to Kontiki, he was President and CEO of Summitworks Technologies, Inc., a provider of project-based consulting and outsourced IT solutions. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
“Both William and Chris have impressive track records, and their expertise and deep understanding of both the videoconferencing and enterprise software markets will contribute greatly to our sales growth as we ramp our efforts to meet escalating customer demands from large enterprises, global multinationals and SMBs,,” said Rob Hughes, Senior VP Worldwide Sales and Support for Vidyo. “We’re seeing a steady increase of global companies turning to Vidyo for HD video conferencing as they cope with expanding mobile work forces, tight budgets, travel inconveniences, expense and business disruptions due to weather and natural disasters. Vidyo is the only solution available that delivers on every one of their business-critical requirements.”
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers and room systems. Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the only available H.264/Scalable Video Coding (SVC) solution that eliminates an MCU while delivering the industry’s best error resilience (click here to see a video) and lowest latency videoconferencing solution over the Internet and wireless networks. Follow Vidyo onTwitter@Vidyo.
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