Collaboration and Communications Group
Eric Schoch holds the position of Sr. Director Cisco Systems collaboration and communications group. He is responsible for the hosted collaboration solution, strategic pricing and licensing, and business development.Previously, Eric was the vice president of Americas sales at Polycom. Prior to Polycom, he held numerous executive leadership positions across sales, marketing, business development, general management, and product marketing at Nortel Networks and played key roles in the success of various businesses across both enterprise and service provider market segments. Eric was the vice president of marketing, channels, and distribution for the North American enterprise business where he was responsible for architecting a go-to-market transformation. In a business development capacity, he led the successful spinout of the blade server switch business unit where he represented Nortel on the board of directors of the newly formed company. Prior to transitioning to the enterprise business Eric served as the vice president and general manager Nortel global services, focused on wireless service providers, where he grew the business in excess of forty percent while assembling a global leadership team and developing the portfolio strategy. Before Nortel global services, he held a key leadership position in product marketing for the wireless CDMA business unit contributing to the doubling of the business during a market transition where the overall market growth was flat. During his first four years at Nortel Eric held various corporate finance positions with increasing scope and responsibility. Prior to Nortel, he held various sales operations and marketing positions at DSC Communications Corporation. Eric holds a MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and studied at the London Business School focusing on innovation and perspective, resources and processes, leadership skills and change, in high tech companies.