Vlad Shmunis

Vlad Shmunis founded RingCentral with the idea of using the power of cloud technologies to reimagine business communications. By unifying message, video, phone, and contact center on a single platform, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. Under Shmunis, RingCentral has evolved from a startup company, funded in 2006 with a $12 million series A round led by Sequoia and Khosla Ventures, to a publicly traded NYSE listed company with a market cap of more than $15 billion.

Shmunis has received numerous leadership accolades, including being named as one of the Top 10 CEOs of a large company, a Best CEO for Diversity, and Best CEO for Women in the 2021 Comparably Awards. He was also named a Best CEO in the 2020 Comparably Awards. Additionally, Shmunis has been named Best CEO in Institutional Investor’s 2021 and 2020 All-America Executive Team. He received the 2020 Unified Communications Leader of the Year award from UC Today, the leading publication for unified communications. Previously, he was named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in the Northern California region in 2014 and 2011. Shmunis is also a recipient laureate of Ellis Island Honors Society Award 2021.


Founder and CEO of RingCentral

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