SUNNYVALE, CA, November 19, 2008 - ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications (UC) solutions, today announced that Mike Gregoire, chairman, president and CEO of Taleo Corporation, has joined the ShoreTel board of directors. Gregoire brings an impressive range of relevant experience in services, sales, and growth environments to the role, as well as extensive skills in global leadership, strategic direction and technology development.
BACKGROUND ON MICHAEL GREGOIRE
Gregoire is currently chairman, president and CEO of Taleo Corporation, a global on-demand talent management software company. In September 2005, Gregoire led the company through a successful IPO and has grown revenue from $78 million in 2005 to $128 million in 2007.
As executive vice president of PeopleSoft Global Services (PGS), Gregoire was responsible for setting strategic business direction and overseeing the global operations of PeopleSoft Global Services (PGS) divisions, including PeopleSoft Consulting, PeopleSoft Education, PeopleSoft Customer service, and PeopleSoft Hosting. He led a workforce of more than 4,000 professionals, and was responsible for more than $2 billion in annual revenue. Gregoire also designed and implemented a global organizational services structure that increased revenue from $460 million in 2000 to more than $1 billion in 2004.
Gregoire spent 12 years at EDS Corporation excelling in several leadership roles, which include his most recent position as executive director of the global financial markets group. In his role as chief technologist of the $50 million manufacturing and energy group, Gregoire led the technology strategy for EDS' Canadian manufacturing division and was the technology spokesperson for EDS Canada. As executive director of the global banking and securities business unit of EDS, he drove improvements in sales, delivery, marketing, and strategy, increasing revenue from $6 million in 1996 to more than $500 million in 1999.
"We are extremely fortunate to be able to add Mike to the ShoreTel board. His tremendous insight and experience will prove invaluable as ShoreTel continues its steady growth and matures into a long-established public company and a heavyweight brand in the unified communications industry."
- John W. Combs, chairman, president and CEO, ShoreTel
"ShoreTel has a powerfully attractive combination of industry-changing technologies that can make businesses more efficient and drive down their communications costs. I look forward to working with the talented group of executives at ShoreTel and to helping the board achieve this innovative company's full potential."
- Mike Gregoire, board of directors, ShoreTel - chairman, president and CEO, Taleo Corporation
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications - voice, video, messaging and data - with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 1-800-425-9385.