RingCentral calls in new CMO

ringcentral_nyse.0Steve’s breakdown: Here’s one of those global BtoB accounts. The bulk of their business is providing cloud computing based business phone systems.

BELMONT, CA: RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloud communication and collaboration applications, today announced the appointment of enterprise technology industry veteran Riadh Dridi as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for the strategy and execution of RingCentral’s global marketing efforts.

Dridi brings over 20 years of marketing, product management, and sales experience with industry-leading enterprise technology providers. He was most recently Vice President and Head of Americas Marketing for VMware where he was responsible for driving awareness and demand for VMware’s entire product portfolio across all customer segments and routes to market. Before that, he held several leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard in enterprise marketing, partner marketing, product management, and sales.

“More organizations are realizing significant value from moving their business communications to the cloud, ranging from improvements in business mobility and agility to rapid scaling and deployment globally,” said Dridi. “I’m excited to join RingCentral and build on the company’s track record of delivering innovative, easy-to-use products combined with world-class customer service.”

With 45 percent year-over-year growth of monthly recurring software subscriptions of RingCentral Office®, the company is today’s leading and fastest growing pure-play cloud communications provider. RingCentral has been positioned as a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service Worldwide*.

“It’s an exciting time to join RingCentral as the adoption of cloud technologies further accelerates in medium and large enterprises,” said David Sipes, chief revenue officer for RingCentral. “We are thrilled to bring on board Riadh Dridi as our new CMO and apply his deep enterprise marketing experience and leadership skills to RingCentral’s next phase of growth.”

About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications and collaboration solutions. RingCentral’s cloud solution is easier to manage, and more flexible and cost-efficient than legacy on-premise communications systems. It meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces spanning SMB to Enterprises globally. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif. RingCentral, RingCentral Office and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.

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