May 6, 2020
Phil Sorgen, Former Microsoft Corporate Vice President for US Enterprise Commercial Group, Joins RingCentral as Chief Revenue Officer
BELMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced that Phil Sorgen, former Corporate Vice President for Microsoft’s Enterprise Commercial Group, has joined the company as its Chief Revenue Officer. Reporting to Anand Eswaran, President and Chief Operating Officer at RingCentral, Sorgen will be responsible for global sales including all direct, service providers, channel and strategic partners. Earlier Sorgen served as the Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. Sorgen is a 30-year industry veteran and has spent the last 20+ years at Microsoft in a variety of leadership roles.
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Phil Sorgen, courtesy of RingCentral
“We are excited to have Phil on board and extend him a very warm welcome. Phil brings 30 years of experience of leading sales and partner organizations at global scale,” said Anand Eswaran, president and chief operating officer, RingCentral. “Phil’s leadership is defined by his deep customer and partner relationships, a customer-first mindset and a track record of building sustainable growth businesses at scale. As we continue to enable our customers to thrive during these unprecedented times, Phil will lead the way in driving a powerful partner and customer ecosystem and take us through our next growth phase.”
Most recently, Sorgen was responsible for Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise Commercial Group, an organization responsible for helping the company’s largest commercial customers in the U.S. navigate digital transformation. In this role, Sorgen led U.S. enterprise sales and customer success teams including national, industry and technical teams.
Prior to this, Phil was Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft where he was responsible for setting the channel strategy for a broad network of diverse partner companies worldwide. In addition, his team was responsible for activating partners on Microsoft cloud offerings at scale. He also had oversight of partner capacity management, sales and technical readiness, partner incentives, and digital engagement.
Earlier, Sorgen led the Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners business in the U.S. In this role he was responsible for sales, marketing and partner management serving Microsoft's business customers and partner community in the U.S. Sorgen also had responsibility for the Dynamics and Service Provider businesses across all customer segments. And prior to that Sorgen served as President of Microsoft Canada, where he had responsibility for all elements of Microsoft’s Canadian business and for deepening Microsoft’s commitment to the Canadian market.
“I am excited to join a rapidly growing organization like RingCentral that is at the forefront of transforming enterprise communications,” said Sorgen. “Throughout my career, I have worked with customers and helped them find ways to grow their business, solve their problems and recognize the value of joint solutions. I also believe deeply in the power of partnerships, which aligns closely with the strategy at RingCentral. I look forward to bringing that same spirit of collaboration to RingCentral and continuing the company's commitment to providing world-class cloud communications to its partners and customers at a time when this company is experiencing an incredible period of growth and innovation.”
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud Message Video Phone (MVP), customer engagement and contact center solutions for businesses worldwide. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
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