Gary Testa has joined Star2Star Communications as president and chief revenue officer.
Testa will be responsible for leading Star2Star’s overall sales strategy, international and new market expansion and Go-to-Market execution. He will report to CEO Norman Worthington.
Gary brings to Star2Star a 30-year track record in executive, sales, marketing, product management, and services leadership bringing complex network hardware and software solutions to market within the mobility, carrier and cloud segments.
Testa joins Star2Star Communications from Polycom, where he spent five years as global vice president, Cloud and Service Provider Solutions Group, responsible for leading global sales, strategy and execution, and accelerating the company’s growth with mobile, fixed and managed service providers.
Prior to Polycom, Testa was vice president of Global Sales, IBM Tivoli Network & Cloud Portfolio, where he joined IBM as part of the acquisition of Intelliden. At IBM, Gary was responsible for the sale of the Tivoli network software portfolio into the large enterprise, service provider, cable, mobility and the power/energy/utility markets.
Testa holds a BA degree in Russian Language and Literature from the University of California, Irvine and has worked abroad for more than 12 years, living in Russia, Germany, Finland, Indonesia and other countries around the globe.
“We’re excited to have an industry luminary of Gary’s caliber joining us,” said Worthington. “Star2Star is moving up market and growing our partner and customer base aggressively with excellent results. Gary’s joining us is simply a further proof point that Star2Star continues to attract the best and the brightest in the industry by providing the World’s Most Scalable Communications Solution.”