Joe Burton serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. In this role he is responsible for setting Plantronics' overarching technology and product strategies and leading the company's global engineering, marketing, sales, and product teams and programs.
Prior to joining Plantronics, Burton held several key executive, engineering leadership and architecture-level positions at Polycom, Cisco, and Active Voice. During Burton's 10 year career with Cisco, he served as Cisco's Chief Technology Officer for Unified Communications, encompassing call management, IP phones, contact center, conferencing, unified messaging, unified communications applications, and advanced communications technologies and products.
Most recently he was employed by Polycom, Inc., as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and, for a period of time, as General Manager, Service Provider concurrently with his technology leadership role.
Burton is the author of several communications patents, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Excelsior College (formerly Regents College), and attended the Stanford Executive Program.