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Eric Brown will be joining Polycom as chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and executive vice president, starting Feb. 21, 2012. In his dual roles as CFO and COO, reporting to Polycom President and CEO Andy Miller, Mr. Brown, 46, will manage all financial, operational, and IT functions at Polycom. Mike Kourey will retire from his position as EVP & CFO of Polycom in order to pursue other opportunities, including spending more time on corporate boards and on various charitable activities.

Mr. Brown comes to Polycom from Electronic Arts, where as chief financial officer and executive vice president, he led the company through rapid change. Prior to Electronic Arts, Mr. Brown was COO and CFO at McAfee. Before that, he was president and CFO of MicroStrategy, and also co-founder of DataSage, where he also served as CFO. Mr. Brown earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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