StarLeaf Announces New CRO to Jump-start Next Phase of Growth
Don Girskis to lead sales and marketing for global collaboration solution provider.
LONDON, March 12, 2018: StarLeaf, a leading global collaboration solution provider, is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Don Girskis as Chief Revenue Officer. Girskis brings a wealth of experience to StarLeaf, and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales, marketing, and business development worldwide. He joins as the company enters its next phase of growth.
StarLeaf has experienced 60 percent year-over-year growth consistently for the past several years. Girskis joins as the company continues to expand its footprint by delivering tightly integrated messaging, meeting, and calling products and services to enterprises around the globe.
Girskis has a proven track record of growing revenue in communications companies. He served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for ShoreTel for 4 years, where he and his team doubled both revenue and the number of channel partners. He also served as interim CEO of ShoreTel, an experience that provided valuable insight into running all aspects of a modern technology powerhouse.
“Our focus has been on delivering a world class solution, coupled with best of breed service,” said Mark Loney, CEO of StarLeaf. “Don’s experience is a perfect addition to the team as we accelerate our growth plans, raise StarLeaf’s brand recognition, and further increase our market share.”
Before working at ShoreTel, Girskis was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Boost Mobile, a division of Nextel. Under his leadership, Boost expanded from just an idea to a $1.8B company in only five years. Girskis had previously worked for Nextel in business-to-business wireless communications, where he was the General Manager of Nextel's first market. He later moved up the ranks into senior roles in Sales, Marketing and Engineering as Nextel expanded.
For his part, Girskis is pleased to be joining the team at StarLeaf. "They've done a fantastic job of exceeding customer expectations by providing world-class collaboration solutions. It's the ease of use and unparalleled interoperability that have enabled such rapid growth, so we want to capitalize on that. I'm also looking forward to working with our best-in-class channel partners as we grow our customer relationships."
StarLeaf brings people together through the power of its global collaboration platform which delivers secure, rich, and reliable video meetings, messaging, and calling.
StarLeaf provides award-winning video collaboration products and services to Fortune 500 companies all the way down to the smallest organizations around the world. Whether a company chooses StarLeaf conference room systems or already has their own, StarLeaf removes the complexity and cost of management and enables users to call anyone else, including those who use Microsoft Skype for Business as their client.