Mitel Announces Mary T. McDowell as New President & CEO

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Mitel Announces Mary T. McDowell
as New President & CEO

Today, Mitel is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary T. McDowell as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. An experienced technology executive, Mary brings an intimate understanding of the communications and technology markets and a strong track record of driving growth for global organizations. Most recently, McDowell was CEO and board member for Polycom, Inc., and also previously held executive positions at Nokia, Hewlett Packard and Compaq Computer.  
Former CEO Rich McBee has accepted a new executive role and departs Mitel after nearly a decade of leadership. During his tenure as CEO, Rich led the company through a strategic transformation from a premises-based PBX pioneer into a leading global provider of unified communications. We are incredibly thankful to Rich for his leadership and wish him the best. 
On behalf of Mary, we would like to share the following message with you.  
The Mitel Team 

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A message from Mitel President & CEO, Mary T. McDowell 
As part of my first actions as the new CEO of Mitel, I wanted to share a bit about myself. I’m thrilled to be at Mitel and for the opportunities that lie ahead. I’m energized by the people I’ve met so far and by the company’s plans for the future. I am also thankful to Rich for his great leadership of the company and join everyone in wishing him well. 
While I’ve been in technology for my entire career, most recently leading Polycom to its sale to Plantronics in 2018, part of what attracted me to Mitel was the chance to work again in the communications and collaboration sector with a different set of assets and capabilities. Even more importantly, I was drawn to Mitel’s ability to meet each customer wherever they are on their path to the cloud. We have the solutions, team and ability to deliver extraordinary results for you – and I’m committed to maximizing that opportunity. 
I strongly believe that feedback from customers and users is essential to our success so I want to hear from as many of you as I can about what you believe is working well and where we can improve. I hope you’ll share your perspectives as openly and honestly with me as you have with the rest of the Mitel leadership team. 
I’d like to thank you for putting your trust in Mitel. I know I speak for the team when I say we’re as committed as ever to earning your business and am confident that with your support we will continue to make communications and collaboration seamless for every organization. 

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Mitel User Group will continue to keep our community updated and share any pertinent information. We thank you for being an integral part of the MUG Community and we look forward to providing you more updates soon.