March 5, 2021
8×8’s Amritesh Chaudhuri
Chaudhuri is a recognized leader in the cloud industry. He’s taken cloud and SaaS solutions, including contact center and communications, to market both in the enterprise and the SMB space.
In December, Dave Sipes, RingCentral’s former COO, was named 8×8’s new CEO, replacing Vik Verma in the leadership role.
“I am thrilled to be joining 8×8 at this watershed moment for the cloud communications industry,” Chaudhuri said. “This market is dynamic and has never been more relevant. 8×8’s innovative products and integrated platform are uniquely positioned to help organizations embrace the transformation of work.”
Experience with RingCentral, Oracle
Before joining the 8×8 leadership team, Chaudhuri led marketing at RingCentral. Before that, he led marketing for Oracle’s Cloud Platform portfolio. In addition, he helped drive growth and adoption of Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services.
Here’s our list of channel people on the move in February.
“8×8 is part of a significant and rapidly evolving market that is quickly adopting cloud software,” Sipes said. “Amrit brings deep experience running marketing teams at scale and excels in leading go-to-market strategy in high=velocity markets such as the cloud communications industry. He will play a key role in expanding our combined unified communications and contact center market leadership for businesses of all sizes.”
Former CMO Marge Breya will continue to advise 8×8 as a consultant.
Last month, 8×8 said it’s experiencing strong channel momentum and growth driven by its integrated cloud contact center and communications product. It said the 8×8 Open Channel Program is helping channel partners meet increasing demand for cloud solutions. They allow midmarket, enterprise and public sector organizations to optimize employee and customer engagement.
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