CRN Recognizes Polycom’s Nick Tidd as 2018 CRN Channel Chief Polycom’s VP, Global Partners, Heralded as a Leader and Advocate for Channel Partners as Part of Company’s Ecosystem Strategy

SAN JOSE, CA - Feb 12, 2018: 

Polycom, Inc. Vice President, Global Partners Nick Tidd has been named to the prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs by CRN. Tidd oversees Polycom’s channel partner program which is an essential element of the company’s sales and ecosystem strategy.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

With nearly 30 years of global partner, marketing, distribution and operating experience, Tidd oversees Polycom’s worldwide channel partner network, which includes more than 7,000 distribution and reseller and alliance partners. Established upon Tidd’s arrival in 2016, the revamped program continues to flourish with a simplified partner accreditation program and improved view into partner performance analytics implemented in 2016.

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”   

“This is a well-deserved and earned honor for Nick who tirelessly supports and advocates every single day for our 7,000 global channel partners,” said Amy Barzdukas, Chief Marketing Officer, Polycom. “He has sustained a winning channel program and strengthened partner relationships during his tenure, including our newly-formed partnerships with Zoom and BlueJeans. His outstanding work stems from his clear understanding that channel partners play a crucial role in jointly driving business success.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection.  Visit or connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.

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About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.  

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