RingCentral appoints Robert J. Lawson as Chief Financial Officer
Former Codexis CFO and Intuit Finance Executive Joins Executive Team at RingCentral
San Mateo, Calif. – March 14, 2012 – RingCentral, the leading provider of cloud business phone systems, today announced the appointment of Robert J. Lawson as chief financial officer and senior vice president. Lawson will lead corporate finance, accounting and investor relations and will report to RingCentral founder, chairman and CEO Vlad Shmunis.
“Bob’s experience as a public company CFO and broad business background will be instrumental as RingCentral continues its rapid growth,” said Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral chairman and CEO.
“I’m thrilled to be helping businesses grow and succeed,” said Lawson, “RingCentral’s cloud phone system platform is a major disruptive force in the software industry as the trend towards cloud infrastructure adoption continues to accelerate businesses of all sizes.”
Lawson brings more than 20 years of financial strategy and leadership experience to RingCentral. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of Codexis, Inc., one of the first biofuel companies to go public. Prior to Codexis, Bob held a number of corporate and business finance roles with Intuit. Prior to Intuit, Bob served for 15 years in various financial management roles at General Electric. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Iowa State University.
RingCentral is the #1 provider of cloud business phone systems designed for today's mobile and distributed workforce. By combining a hosted, multi-extension business phone system with advanced voice and fax functionality, RingCentral delivers ease of use, flexibility and mobility, which cannot be provided by complex and expensive on-premise legacy phone systems. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Cisco, Scale Ventures, and DAG Ventures. For more information on RingCentral products, call 1-877-268-2403 or by visit www.ringcentral.com.
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