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 CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named John DeLozier, vice president of channel strategy and execution at 8x8, to CRN’s prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners. This is DeLozier’s third time being named to the list.
Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.
Commented DeLozier: “The partner community wants to work with the best cloud company in the industry, one that owns its technology and combines the best of unified communications as well as the contact center. 8x8 provides that, plus collaboration, all in one system. Since joining 8x8 in June, we have already seen an increase in partner-driven revenue. We expect this to continue as we strengthen the program this year with a focus on making it easier and faster for partners to do business with us. I’m honored to be recognized as a leader in this space and thrilled to be leading a program that enables its partner network to deliver next-generation customer experience to companies implementing enterprise cloud communications.”
As a seasoned channel leader, DeLozier brings more than 20 years of experience in business management, sales, and channel development to 8x8’s growing partner program. In the coming year, he will be responsible for further development and execution of 8x8’s partner program as it continues to grow with more than 400 partners and 10 strategic masters participating since its inception in August 2017.
“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”
The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.
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.
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