As RingCentral’s Chief Revenue Officer, Carson Hostetter leads global sales including all direct, channel, and strategic partners. Under his watch the team has continued to grow and thrive with a strong partner ecosystem, continued enterprise growth, accelerated momentum with small and medium business; and increased customer retention. He also plays a key role leading strategic partnerships.
Prior to being promoted to the Chief Revenue Officer role, Hostetter held the title of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Sales. In this position, he led RingCentral’s worldwide field teams including field sales for the enterprise and commercial segments, solutions engineering, contact center sales, and video collaboration sales. Hostetter built a world-class enterprise business taking the business from $5 million to $500 million in five years.
Prior to joining RingCentral in 2016, Hostetter worked at Avaya for seven years, holding several VP-level sales positions with revenue responsibilities up to $1B annually. He moved to Avaya after 10 years at Nortel Networks.
As an industry veteran, Hostetter has seen it all in the unified communications and contact center space and is passionate about using that knowledge to help customers transition to the cloud.
Hostetter holds a bachelor's degree in material science and engineering from North Carolina State University. He resides in Atlanta, GA, home of one the world’s busiest airports, which he often uses to visit customers, partners, and team members around the world.
Hostetter has been happily married for over 10 years to Julie and has two daughters. He holds a third-degree black belt and sensei title in Shuri Ryu karate and enjoys teaching his little girls martial arts.