Ashan is one of five newly appointed sales executives at Polycom, Inc., a leader in standards-based unified communications. Ashan will be tasked with accelerating the penetration and adoption of Polycom video collaboration solutions in the enterprise, and video collaboration solutions. He brings a proven track-record in enterprise IT sales leadership, having driven strategy and sales execution in key roles at some of the world’s largest technology companies.
Ashan’s new role is vice president of Worldwide Systems Engineering. In this role, he will lead the System Engineering team globally, while also ensuring Polycom’s standards-based solutions meet the evolving needs of enterprises around the globe. He will also be responsible for igniting Polycom’s partners’ investment in systems engineering.
Ashan brings more than 20 years of leadership in engineering, worldwide strategy and planning, and sales management to Polycom. He brings experience in the enterprise, service provider, public sector, and SMB segments. Ashan most recently was vice president of Systems Engineering for the worldwide commercial business at Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for building the commercial market for Juniper worldwide, including go-to-market enterprise strategies. Prior to Juniper, he directed worldwide strategy and planning at Cisco Systems for their collaborations practice, after spending several years in a range of systems engineering and sales management posts. Before joining Cisco in 1996, Willy held engineering posts at Bell Sygma and ACC.
Ashan earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University and an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.