Unify Names Thomas Veit SVP of Channels for EMEA and Russia

PRESS RELEASE: Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced it has appointed Thomas Veit to lead the company’s channel business in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR). As Senior Vice President of Channels for EMEAR, Veit will be responsible for all distribution channel activities in the region and will work to expand Unify’s business with new and existing partners.

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Veit joins Unify from Avaya, where he was Managing Director of International Distribution, with responsibility for the distribution strategy for Avaya solutions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Thomas brings a wealth of experience in building a successful channel business in Europe, and will be critical as we continue to work towards our goal of growing revenue through complementary indirect channels,” said Jon Pritchard, executive vice president of worldwide channels for Unify. “I am pleased to welcome Thomas to my team and look forward to working closely with him as Unify expands our business in the region.”

Veit has more than 20 years of experience and success in building pan-EMEA channel programs. Before joining Avaya, Veit worked at SonicWALL as senior director of EMEA Sales Operation and Emerging Markets, where he was responsible for the optimisation of the distribution and reseller channel relationships. Previously, he also worked as General Manager at Ingram Micro EMEA and held senior PAN-EMEA roles with Cisco, primarily in its channel organisation.

“Unify has made it clear that they are absolutely committed to making Unify the partner of choice for the collaboration and communication market, and I am excited to help lead the charge to grow the company’s channel business,” said Thomas Veit, senior vice president of channels for EMEAR. “Unify has a tremendous opportunity and with the company’s ‘channel-first’ approach, I look forward to helping move Unify’s indirect channel program to the next level.”

About Unify

Unify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services firms, providing integrated communications solutions for approximately 75 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Our solutions unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energises the business, and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security.