SYDNEY, 13 November 2017 - 8x8, Inc., the leading provider of truly unified communications, has announced the appointment of Brendan Maree as Vice President of Asia Pacific.
Based in Sydney, Maree will be responsible for expanding on 8x8's initial success in Australia and New Zealand to grow the company's presence within the overall Asia-Pacific region.
Maree joins 8x8 with more than 20 years of sales and business development experience in the IT industry. He was formerly at Interactive Intelligence for more than ten years during which time he launched and dramatically grew the company’s business throughout the Asia Pacific region. In his most recent role with the company he served as Senior Vice President of Japan, Australia and New Zealand, helping the company to further increase its market share in the region.
Prior to joining Interactive Intelligence, Maree was Avaya’s Channel Manager for SMB products, a position he held for two years. He also previously worked as National Account Manager at US-based mobile phone infrastructure provider, Allen Telecom, Director of Sales for Mobile Coverage Solutions, and was also an Account Manager at Anritsu.
“Brendan has tremendous experience in building world-class sales teams in Asia Pacific,” said Scott Sampson, Worldwide Vice President of Sales, 8x8. “He will build on our deep installed base there and accelerate our growth in the region. Our global customers want consistent call quality as well as sales, service and support worldwide, so bringing on a leader like Brendan is a huge advance for us.”
Brendan Maree added, “I am very excited to bring my valuable industry and company experience to this new position and to play an integral role in further growing the 8x8 business as companies increasingly look to deploy 8x8 around the region. Indeed, the company has experienced tremendous growth this year in the mid-market and enterprise segments of the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) markets and I look forward to bolstering this momentum moving forward.”
8x8 now delivers one unified platform for cloud communications, collaboration tools, video conferencing, and contact centre solutions to improve IT efficiency and reduce headaches; one seamless communications experience for employees and customers; and one real-time data analytics platform for constant learning and improvement. The company recently launched 8x8 Virtual Office® Editions, a suite of products designed to revolutionise business communications. As part of the launch, 8x8 announced the new 8x8 Virtual Office X8 edition, which offers unified communications, collaboration and contact centre in one solution. By eliminating the communications silos that exist due to fragmented solutions, 8x8 Virtual Office X8 allows companies to run their business faster and smarter with a unified solution for efficient and seamless communications and collaboration between employees, partners and customers.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the leading provider of truly unified communications, powers over a million business users worldwide. The 8x8 suite of products seamlessly weaves together cloud telephony, messaging, meetings and contact centre solutions with a data analytics platform, helping modern organisations communicate at the speed of employee and customer expectations. 8x8 uniquely combines one unified management platform, one seamless communications experience for employees and customers, and one real-time data analytics platform for constant learning and improvement.
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