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Vik Verma loves to take complex technology and translate it into products and services that create value for customers the world over. For his early work at Savi on RFID and the Internet of Things—which revolutionized worldwide container tracking and security—the World Economic Forum in Davos named him one of 2003′s top 40 “Technology Pioneers” in the world. Now Vik focuses on revolutionizing enterprise communications everywhere, with 8x8′s ground-breaking unified communications and contact center technology.

Vik previously served as Savi Technology’s Engineering VP before becoming its COO and later its president and CEO. And as President for Strategic Venture Development for Lockheed Martin, he focused on turning Lockheed Martin’s military technologies and programs into global commercial ventures ranging from seabed mining to nanomaterials. He earned engineering degrees from Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and Stanford University. He’s also completed the trifecta of top-notch management schools, earning graduate executive credentials from Stanford, Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley. His motto? “Use technology to solve real-world problems cost effectively. The rest takes care of itself.”

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Bryan Martin is 8x8’s technological visionary, leading the company’s drive to patent a range of disruptive and innovative technologies. With an excellent sense of how cloud communications transform enterprise communications and customer service, Bryan led 8x8 as CEO from its early days as a VoIP pioneer to its current position as the leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service. Before becoming CEO in 2002, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering Operations.

Martin holds 45 United States Patents in the fields of semiconductors, computer architecture, video processing algorithms, videophones and communications. Internet Telephony magazine named one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications.” Bryan also served on the California Broadband Task Force for the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, and later became Chair of the task force’s Emerging Technologies and New Applications Working Group. Bryan is a member of the IEEE and Tau Beta Pi and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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Mary Ellen is the financial and cultural force behind 8x8. She brings to 8x8 more than 25 years of executive experience, including CFO experience at Trimble Navigation Ltd., whose revenues grew from $271 to $669 million during her tenure, all while maintaining strong GAAP operating earnings and positive cash flow growth. She has also served as 8x8′s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, where she applied her talent and experience at creating environments where people can be their best. Prior to that, she was a consultant to the company and an advisor to the company’s Board of Directors Compensation Committee.

Mary Ellen also served as the CFO of Savi Technology, where she prepared the company for an IPO event and the acquisition of Savi by Lockheed Martin.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairfield University and received her CPA license from the State of Connecticut.


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Rani is 8x8’s Chief Marketing Officer and responsible for aligning the company’s value proposition, products, packaging and positioning with global marketing initiatives to advance awareness and adoption of the company’s industry-leading Communications Cloud platform and solutions. Rani brings extensive experience successfully implementing transformative go-to-market strategies for technology companies to create new categories in hyper-growth markets. Rani most recently served as Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Comprehend Systems, a leader in Software as a Service clinical intelligence solutions.

Prior to Comprehend, Rani was CMO of PSS Systems, which was acquired by IBM; served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at BEA Systems; Executive Vice President of Marketing at Broadvision; and was a co-founder of Icarian Inc., which was acquired by Workstream. Rani was also previously a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Co. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

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Dejan Deklich is 8x8’s chief product officer, responsible for the company’s global infrastructure, product vision and roadmap. His extensive experience in technology evaluation has made him an enthusiastic driver of corporate and product strategy for computational platforms and large scale systems from both a technical and a business perspective. Prior to 8x8, Dejan served as the vice president of Platform and Cloud at Splunk, where he was in charge of engineering for the core Splunk Enterprise product as well as the company’s next-generation architecture effort. Dejan also served as the chief technology officer of Merced Systems, which was acquired by NICE Systems in 2011, and the chief technology officer of Attributor, acquired by DigiMarc. In addition he has held positions at Yahoo! and IBM.

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Darren’s 20 years of management and operational experience help him create enterprise-ready cloud products and services that apply 8x8’s cutting-edge technology to solve everyday business problems. A respected leader in translating innovation into game-changing offerings, he has advised leading Silicon Valley companies and emerging start-ups, including Authentication Metrics, Inc. (now Agari), Blackfire Research and a major global security company. He also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for a SaaS business unit of Lockheed Martin that emerged following Lockheed’s acquisition of Savi Technology, Inc., where he previously held senior-level roles in engineering, product management, marketing and global operations. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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Scott Sampson is responsible for all efforts to expand global midmarket and enterprise sales with a focus on developing and leveraging channel relationships to help drive this consultative sales business. He has more than 25 years of software industry experience with a proven track record of sales success. Sampson was most recently the Chief Revenue Officer at New Voice Media where he had global responsibility for all the company’s sales, channel and marketing functions. He previously held sales executive and management positions at IBM, including Vice President of Worldwide Analytics Platform Sales, a multi-billion dollar revenue business, and Vice President of Industry Cloud Solutions, North America. While at IBM, Sampson led organizations ranging in size from 150 to 4,000 sales professionals, and was consistently ranked in the top one percent of global sales leadership. Sampson has a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Samuel Wilson is responsible for all global small business and eCommerce sales, operations and delivery with an aim to accelerate growth and productivity in this high-volume, transactional business. He joins 8x8 from MobileIron where he was instrumental in taking the company public and part of the team that grew annual billings from $26 million to $200 million, including building and leading their eCommerce business. Prior to MobileIron, Wilson spent 14 years in technology banking, both as an analyst covering communications and as an institutional investor. Wilson has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Puneet Arora is an experienced leader of high-performance sales teams. He brings to 8x8 more than ten years of cloud-based sales experience at some of the most successful selling organizations in the world—inside, outside and channel. He’s served as VP of Corporate Sales for and ran Oracle’s Cloud CRM sales for Western North America. His recent experience as VP of North American Sales at LivePerson—which helps brands enhance the consumer’s digital journey, increasing brand trust and value—makes him just the right person to lead sales of both 8x8 Virtual Contact Center and 8x8 Virtual Office, as well as other unified communications products.

Puneet received a bachelor of science in computer science from Iowa State University and is earning a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship at Babson College.

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Mehdi Salour is a super-ninja when it comes to global networks and DevOps. He leads 8x8′s global network, data center, and security operations, enabling enterprise-grade service delivery to be a key differentiation for the company. In addition, as 8x8 increasingly supports the growing needs of mid-market and enterprise customers, Mehdi is chartered with spearheading the company’s DevOps cultural transformation to accelerate the delivery of innovative features and services.

Prior to this role, Mehdi led 8x8′s network operations, service deployment, customer support and success organizations, and met the demands of customers- across SMB to mid-market and enterprise. Mehdi has been with 8x8 since the inception of the VoIP and UCaaS services and played a major role in developing the company’s CRM strategy as it transitioned from an OEM technology company to a customer-centric service provider. Under his leadership, 8x8 has built a world-class global cloud service delivery and network infrastructure, resulting in increased customer satisfaction and low churn.

Mehdi gained his real-world experience with enterprise networks through various other 8x8 positions, including IT Network Engineer, Network Operations Engineer, Manager of Technical Support, Director of Technical Support and Vice President of Network Operations. Mehdi holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in software engineering with specialization in networking software and security. He holds three patents.

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SVP of Global Services and Support for 8x8, Jeff’s charter is to transform and revolutionize the entire customer experience from deployment of services to ongoing service adoption, support and customer success.

Jeff brings to 8x8 more than 25 years of international experience working with on-premises and cloud-based software companies to enable the rapid deployment of software and customer success across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

Most recently he was Vice President of Global Services, Education, and Support for Model N, Inc., where he managed a worldwide team of consultants and partners focused on deploying Model N’s revenue management solution, transitioned the company to a cloud-deployed implementation model, and ensured adoption and customer success.  Prior to Model N, Jeff held executive positions in the customer services organizations at Birst, Navis, Portal Software (acquired by Oracle), and PeopleSoft.  He began his career as a technical consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Price Waterhouse (now IBM Global Services).

Jeff received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

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Kevin Scott-Cowell’s vast experience in European telecom—with giants such as BT, Ericsson and Nortel—has proved invaluable as 8x8 has expanded its international footprint and offerings. He manages all of 8x8’s activities and expansion in the UK and Europe. Prior to joining the 8x8 team, Kevin was CEO of Voicenet Solutions, the UK’s leading independent provider of hosted communications services, and recognized by Deloitte as one of its Technology Fast 500 EMEA businesses. (8x8 acquired Voicenet in November 2013.)

Kevin has also held senior executive positions at GEC Marconi, Tyco International and CRC Group. Kevin has a degree in manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Bradford, a master’s in business administration from Cardiff University and is a chartered engineer.