Girskis stepped up to the hotseat following the resignation of long-serving John Combs last year, and during his brief stint at the top presided over a record-setting quarter and the acquisition of Agito Networks, now rebranded as ShoreTel Mobility.
Besides giving us a run down on ShoreTel's plans to post net profits during the coming months (for the first time in quite a while) and mulling the possibility of further acquisitions in the near future, Don also spent some time reflecting on his time at the top.
"It was a lot of fun," Don told us. "But although the board did ask I wasn't interested in a permanent position."
"Being a long-term CEO is not really one of my goals. But we did get a lot of good things done during that time. I'm now happy to be on the road again."
On the appointment of Peter Blackmore from UTStarcom in December, Don said: "The board wanted someone with a high level of integrity who understood the channel.
"He's also a Brit, so as you can imagine the team here is very excited to have him on board," he added.
This was first published in February 2011