SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud voice, video, collaboration and contact center solutions, today announced the appointment of Matthew P. Zinn as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Privacy Officer. In this newly created role, he will report directly to Vikram Verma, 8x8’s Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for overseeing the company’s global legal, regulatory, privacy, and compliance efforts, as well as serving as the corporate secretary.
“With more than 170 patents, 8x8 has pioneered the core technology and services that help global mid-market and enterprise companies move communications, collaboration and customer engagement to the cloud,” said Vikram Verma, CEO, 8x8. “Matt has deep expertise in anticipating and managing legal and regulatory challenges, enforcing intellectual property, and a proven track record positioning companies, such as TiVo, to pioneer new technologies and successfully disrupt traditional industries. His leadership will be critical as we continue to introduce new innovations around our recently launched 8x8 X Series platform.”
Matthew Zinn brings almost 30 years of broad legal experience to 8x8, including corporate governance, corporate and securities law, data privacy, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property portfolio management.
“I am excited to join 8x8 at this pivotal industry inflection point. Data is the new currency of the digital world. As the cloud disrupts legacy markets, data is becoming a key decision driver for the largely untapped $40 billion unified communications, collaboration and contact center market,” said Matthew P. Zinn, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer & Corporate Secretary, 8x8. “By owning the fundamental communications technology to deliver one system of intelligence across one cloud platform, and by making strategic investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, 8x8 is uniquely positioned in the industry to provide its customers with insights to optimize every valuable moment of employee and customer engagement.”
Matthew Zinn previously served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Jaunt, Inc., overseeing worldwide legal affairs for the virtual and augmented reality company. Prior to joining Jaunt, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer for TiVo Inc. for 16 years. The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose Business Journal recognized Zinn as the Judge’s Choice for the Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel in 2014, and he was awarded Dealmaker of the Year by the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel in both 2012 and 2013 for negotiating a series of litigation settlements as part of a patent enforcement program that resulted in a total of more than $1.6 billion in guaranteed payments for TiVo. Prior to TiVo, Zinn held senior legal positions with MediaOne Group Inc., Continental Cablevision, and the law firms of Cole, Raywid & Braverman, and Fisher, Wayland, Cooper & Leader. Zinn holds a J.D. from George Washington University’s National Law Center, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is a leading provider of cloud voice, video, collaboration and contact center solutions with over a million business users worldwide. 8x8 helps businesses transform the customer and employee experience through one system of engagement for cloud voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of intelligence on one cloud communications platform. With X Series from 8x8, employees now can communicate faster and smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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