Scott McCool has been promoted to group vice-president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) at Polycom.

McCool will be responsible for the vendor's global information technology organisation and prioritising Polycom's IT expenditure. He will report to chief accounting officer, Laura Durr, who is also serving as interim chief financial officer.

Durr said the company was excited about the expansion of its leadership team.

"Scott brings significant experience in technical leadership roles, having managed technology solutions addressing complex business problems for a broad range of organisations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, large private companies and more. Scott is a great leader who is helping to drive Polycom's future forward as we refine customer solutions designed to improve operating performance and profitably grow the company."

McCool joined Polycom in 2013 as vice-president of IT and chief information security officer. He previously served as director of global infrastructure engineering at network solutions company Brocade.