RingCentral's president and COO stepped down last month.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

January 11, 2022

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RingCentral and AireSpring have hired new chief operating officers. AT&T vet Mo Katibeh has joined RingCentral, and TPx vet Russell Shipley is now COO at AireSpring.

Katibeh will be responsible for RingCentral’s products, sales, marketing and customer experience. Before RingCentral, he was with AT&T for more than 20 years, and served as chief product officer and chief marketing officer for AT&T Business.

Under Katibeh’s leadership, AT&T established a multibillion-dollar communications, collaboration and security business, driving growth through development and deployment of cloud-based technologies.

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Most recently, he was head of AT&T network infrastructure and build. In that role, he was responsible for one of the largest 5G and broadband deployments in the world, and the largest capital investment in AT&T’s history.

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RingCentral’s Mo Katibeh

“I’m thrilled to join the RingCentral team as they continue to shape the future of enterprise communications,” Katibeh said. “I look forward to working with the team to build on RingCentral’s core strengths of trust, innovation and partnerships to continue our leadership position in the exciting $100 billion-plus cloud communications opportunity.”

Katibeh will join RingCentral on Jan. 18. Anand Eswaran stepped down from his role as president and COO last month.

AireSpring’s New COO

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AireSpring’s Russell Shipley

Meantime, Shipley, AireSpring’s new COO, held a variety of executive positions during his 15 years at TPx (formerly TelePacific). He most recently was COO there.

Before TPx, Shipley was president of wholesale, chief network services and new technology officer at Mpower. In addition, he has held several leadership positions at Global Crossing, Frontier and Rochester Telephone.

“Our strategic plans for continued innovation and automation, laser-focused on providing unparalleled service to customers and partners, will position AireSpring for even greater success, Shipley said.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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