RingCentral Expands Executive Team with Vice President of Worldwide Marketing
Redwood City, Calif. (July 15, 2008) – RingCentral, an award-winning hosted business phone system, announced today that David D. Sipes has joined the company as Vice President, Worldwide Marketing. Sipes will work closely with RingCentral’s executive team to enhance the company’s corporate marketing strategy and brand value.
Sipes has two decades of results driven marketing expertise, including senior leadership positions with Booz Allen Hamilton, Pepsi-Cola Co., Price Waterhouse and Branders.com. Sipes brings a wealth of talent and experience in creating integrated marketing strategies that drive multi-million dollar profit improvements and global expansion.
“David comes to RingCentral with a depth of experience in market development,” said Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral. “His expertise in creating and executing global growth strategies and keen insight into new media marketing are valued assets to RingCentral as we continue to strengthen our brand value and expand our leadership position in the market.”
Sipes has a proven record of success in delivering robust growth while building strong corporate brands. As COO and co-founder of Branders.com, he built the business from concept to the world’s largest online seller of promotional products for businesses. Leading the marketing team, Sipes created innovative Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to acquire more than 70,000 business customers. His expertise in web strategies resulted in a website that won the industry’s annual Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) award for seven consecutive years.
“RingCentral has created a service that delivers high value to its customers. I am thrilled to be part of a team that places a priority on delighting customers with solutions that enrich their business,” remarked Sipes. “It is especially exciting to join the team at a time when RingCentral is able to offer thoughtful, innovative solutions that are helping businesses to not only survive, but thrive in this economic downturn.”
RingCentral’s hosted business phone system helps people connect to small businesses and mobile professionals worldwide. Delivering the power of a sophisticated phone system – without expensive hardware to buy or maintain – RingCentral takes the high cost and hassle out of communications, proving you don’t need a “big company” budget to look like a big company.
RingCentral provides an award-winning hosted business phone system for small business. With top industry honors, including PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award and Small Business Computing’s Excellence in Technology, RingCentral offers full-access to core small business phone services and helps improve productivity for tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, DAG Ventures and European Founders Fund. For more information, please visit: www.ringcentral.com.
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