SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading cloud provider of voice, video, collaboration and contact center solutions for over one million users worldwide, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Monique Bonner as a new independent director, effective October 23, 2018. Ms. Bonner will also serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.
Ms. Bonner is Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Akamai, where she is dually focused on driving growth and operational excellence. She leads Akamai’s marketing efforts globally including brand, communications, field and digital marketing, as well as the company’s sales and services training and enablement programs. Ms. Bonner has over 20 years of marketing and operations experience leveraging digital technologies, big data, and advanced analytics to drive efficient and effective personalized marketing at scale. Prior to Akamai, Ms. Bonner spent 16 years at Dell Technologies in several global leadership roles, most recently serving as VP of Global Digital, Technology and Innovation with a focus on leveraging new technologies to optimize marketing effectiveness. She spent seven years in Europe leading both sales and marketing groups for Dell’s European business and also held roles leading global brand and Americas marketing for the company. Ms. Bonner has served on the Ad Council’s Board of Directors and Conference Board’s Council for Brand Management. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and her Master of Business from the University of Michigan. Ms. Bonner was recently awarded the 2018 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council CMO of the Year Award.
“I am pleased that after a thoughtful and very extensive search, Monique has been chosen to join 8x8’s Board of Directors. She is an experienced leader with tremendous depth of marketing strategy and operations knowledge that will be invaluable to 8x8 as we expand our global brand, corporate communications and go-to-market initiatives,” said Vik Verma, Chief Executive Officer at 8x8, Inc. “With the addition of Monique, 8x8's Board of Directors is further strengthening its diversity, capabilities and business expertise to create long-term value for our shareholders.”
In conjunction with Ms. Bonner’s appointment to the Audit Committee, Dr. Jaswinder Pal Singh will leave that committee but continue to serve on the Board of Directors. In addition, Ian Potter has been appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in place of General Guy L. Hecker, Jr., who has stepped down as Chair but remains a member of the Audit Committee.
This new appointment brings 8x8’s total board of directors to 8 members. The members of the 8x8, Inc. Board of Directors and its committee composition can be viewed on our Investor Relations website: https://investors.8x8.com/governance/default.aspx#section=board-of-directors
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) cloud solutions help businesses transform their customer and employee experience. With one system of engagement for voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of intelligence on one technology platform, businesses can now 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.