8×8 bolsters channel team in EMEA, appointing Keith Jackson as Director of Channel Sales

8×8, a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform announced the appointment of Keith Jackson as Director of Channel Sales, EMEA.

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In his role, Jackson will lead the business’ channel initiatives across the EMEA region, securing partnerships that drive customer acquisition and deployments.

Jackson joins 8×8 from RingCentral, bringing strong sales and proven cloud experience having helped build a channel sales team across three regions. His channel sales strength and knowledge extends much further, with over 10 years working with vendors including Unify, Gigaset and HP/Ingram Micro.

“Over the coming months, we will be taking the already successful 8×8 partner business programme to the next level. 8×8 is a channel-first business through and through, which is why I’m so pleased to be joining,” said Jackson. “The company already has a fantastic strategy in place, but I’m looking forward to everything 2020 has in store and to working with such a personable and driven team.”

8×8’s EMEA channel programme provides partners with support beyond the technology and Jackson will be working closely with the team to build on the existing programme. 8×8 already works with partners to develop quarterly and yearly marketing plans, including co-branded events, demand generation campaigns, digital assets, and PR support. On top of this, the programme offers partners ongoing education courses on how to sell and service 8×8 products.

John DeLozier, SVP and Global Chanel Chief, 8×8, said: “Our success is completely entwined with that of the channel – we want to continue our rapid expansion and the development of our innovative technology, and the only way to do that is together with our partners. We welcome Keith to the team and under his leadership we’re confident our channel initiatives will continue to grow and outstanding results will be achieved.”

The 8×8 channel team will be attending Channel Evolution Europe between 2nd and 3rd December. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a meeting you can register here, contact the team via uk-info@8×8.com or visit stands 15 and 16.

About 8×8, Inc.

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business.

For additional information, visit www.8×8.com