Former Vice President of Sales at WebEx Joins RingCentral as VP of Worldwide Sales
Ryan Azus Brings Depth of Cloud Computing Business Experience to RingCentral
San Mateo, CA, November 4, 2009 - RingCentral, a cloud computing based business phone system provider, today announced the appointment of Ryan Azus as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Azus will be responsible for managing and building RingCentral's worldwide sales efforts.
Azus brings to RingCentral a proven record of success driving sales growth for companies including WebEx, where he helped the company grow from early stage startup to nearly $500 million in annual sales. He was a key member in WebEx's success from a pre-IPO company in 2000 through Cisco Systems' $3.2 billion acquisition.
“Ryan Azus has an exceptional track record in scaling organizations that can effectively sell new innovative cloud based solutions in the SMB market,” said Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral. “We are delighted to announce his appointment during our period of continued rapid business growth and momentum. His addition to the team is timely as we rapidly scale our sales organization.”
Azus has more than a decade of extensive sales management and operations experience in the Internet and Software-as-a-Service industries. Most recently he ran US Small Business Sales at Cisco-WebEx where he built sales regions across the country, received recognition for surpassing sales objectives and achieving significant revenue growth.
“Businesses are looking for revolutionary cloud based phone systems like RingCentral to meet the needs of today's mobile and distributed business models,” said Ryan Azus.
“I am excited to join RingCentral and build on the momentum that RingCentral already has in USA, Canada, and UK and expand into SMB markets worldwide.”
RingCentral provides cloud computing based business phone systems. 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 San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and DAG Ventures. For more information, please visit: www.ringcentral.com.
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