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Jeff Romano Joins 8x8 as SVP of Global Services and Support

May 17, 2016

Company Scales Professional Services Organization to Meet Growing Demand from Global Mid-Market and Enterprise Customers

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), the leading provider of global Enterprise Communications as a Service (ECaaS), today announced that Jeff Romano has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Global Services and Support. As 8x8 continues to gain momentum with international mid-market and enterprise customers, Romano's charter is to transform and revolutionize the entire customer experience from deployment of services to ongoing service adoption, support, and customer success.

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Jeff Romano, SVP of Global Services and Support, 8x8, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Jeff Romano, SVP of Global Services and Support, 8x8, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Reporting to 8x8 CEO Vik Verma, Romano leads the company's Global Deployment Services, Professional Services, Program Management, and Global Customer Support and Success organizations.

"With 25 years of experience managing global professional services and support teams at high growth cloud application and system software companies, Jeff will be invaluable in helping establish 8x8 as the enterprise cloud communications platform of choice for customers," said Vik Verma. "We are excited to have Jeff join the 8x8 family and look forward to his leadership in driving velocity and innovation to scale our global services and support capabilities."

Prior to joining 8x8, Romano ran the Global Services, Education and Support teams at Model N, Inc. His experience includes senior leadership roles at companies such as Birst, Saba Software, Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) and PeopleSoft/Oracle.

"8x8 is transforming the way businesses communicate and collaborate with the power of the cloud," said Jeff Romano, senior vice president of Global Services and Support, 8x8. "I am thrilled to be joining the company during this rapid growth phase, and look forward to building out a world-class service and support organization that simplifies the adoption of 8x8 technology for mid-market and enterprise customers around the world."

Enterprise Communications as a Service

8x8's innovative ECaaS solution brings all real time communications and contact center services together into one integrated cloud platform, delivering continuous communications experiences from desktop to mobile. These solutions enable companies of all sizes to solve critical business needs and modernize their infrastructure with world-class business communications, contact center solutions, conferencing, collaboration and advanced analytics.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 40,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

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