8×8 appoints Vikram Verma as CEO and Board of Directors

88×8, a provider of unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions, has appointed Vikram Verma as it chief executive officer and Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Former CEO Bryan Martin will assume the role of chief technology officer and will continue as chairman of the Board of Directors.

The reshuffle is part of the company’s strategy to scale domestically and globally to better serve their current multi-national customers as well as to bring their cloud communications services into new markets worldwide, Martin said.

Verma, who has served on 8×8’s Board of Directors since January 2012, brings over 23 years of diverse executive experience to 8×8, including president of Strategic Venture Development at Lockheed Martin and chairman of the Board and CEO of Savi Technology.

As a member of the 8×8 Board, Verma has been instrumental in working with management to define the company’s strategic plan for continued profitable growth through increased mid-market penetration, global expansion and ongoing investment in innovative unified and mobile communications services,

Verma said, “8×8 is well positioned to take advantage of the significant global market opportunity that exists for cloud-based unified communications, a market that in the U.S. alone is only about 10 percent penetrated.”

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