June 9, 2016
RingCentral Hires Industry Veterans To Expand UCaaS Enterprise Sales and Support
Former Avaya, ShoreTel executives bring collective 50 years experience selling to and supporting enterprise clients
BELMONT, Calif.—June 9, 2016 - RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of enterprise cloud communication and collaboration applications, today announced that it has brought on new executives to champion its sales and support for large enterprise customers around the world.
Carson Hostetter, formerly Vice President of Sales at Avaya, joins RingCentral as Vice President of Enterprise Sales; David Marler, formerly in leadership positions at ShoreTel and CA Technologies, joins RingCentral as Vice President of Customer Success; and Chuck Emmette, also a former Avaya Vice President, joins as Head of Professional Services. Together, these three professionals bring more than 50 years of experience selling and supporting large enterprise clients.
“The cloud communication applications industry has reached a tipping point and the debate between on-premise and cloud is over,” said David Sipes, Chief Revenue Officer of RingCentral. “We’re proud to bring on talented sales and support leaders as we continue to scale our enterprise sales team and invest further in the success of enterprises that are migrating from on-premise to the cloud.”
Business Communications Veterans Bring Enterprise Expertise to RingCentral
Hostetter brings more than 15 years of experience in enterprise sales leadership to RingCentral, having previously served as Vice President of Sales at Avaya where he was responsible for nearly half a billion dollars in annual enterprise sales. Prior to joining Avaya in 2009, Carson assumed roles of increasing responsibility over 10 years at Nortel Networks highlighted by leadership roles in Channel Sales, Services Sales, and Global Sales Strategy. In his new role at RingCentral, Hostetter will lead the enterprise sales team.
Marler has 28 years of post-sales and customer success experience having served in a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of Hakalix, Inc., a customer lifecycle management platform company. He’s also held various professional services and customer success executive leadership roles at companies such as ShoreTel and CA Technologies.
Emmette brings to RingCentral a wealth of global enterprise expertise in the business communications and intelligence applications sector. He spent 15 years at Avaya, where he held a number of key leadership positions in project and program management, advanced solution architecture and enterprise implementations. Most recently, he served as professional services partner for Teradata Applications. He will be responsible for RingCentral’s Global Professional Services, fulfilling enterprise deployments service delivery.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications and collaboration solutions. RingCentral’s cloud solution is easier to manage, and more flexible and cost-efficient than legacy on-premise communications systems. It meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces spanning SMB to Enterprises globally. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif. RingCentral and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.
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