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News : 8x8 Appoints Jared Smith-Mickelson as Vice President of Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA, May 28, 2015 -- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, announces the appointment of Jared Smith-Mickelson to the position of Vice President of Engineering, reporting to 8x8 Chairman and CTO Bryan Martin.
Mr. Smith-Mickelson will lead 8x8’s worldwide development teams in defining, implementing and delivering the company’s integrated cloud communications service offerings, as well as executing key future product development initiatives.
"Jared brings a keen understanding of the messaging and cloud technology space to 8x8, along with a proven track record of innovation and leadership with some of Silicon Valley's most successful cloud pioneers," said Martin. "We are excited to welcome Jared as the newest member of our leadership team and look forward to his product contributions and technical insights as we increase our presence in the mid-market and push into the enterprise."
Mr. Smith-Mickelson brings more than 15 years of development, management and engineering leadership experience to 8x8. During his career, he successfully managed distributed engineering teams as well as integrated technology organizations acquired through acquisition. Prior to joining 8x8, Mr. Smith-Mickelson worked five years as Vice President of Engineering at Jive Software, Inc. overseeing the company’s big data, mobile, real-time and API initiatives.
Prior to that, Smith-Mickelson held several senior manager roles at Cisco Systems, Inc. within the company’s Data Center Application Services business unit and Wide Area Application Services business unit. He began his Silicon Valley career with an Accel Partners’ backed startup, Reactivity, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007.
Mr. Smith-Mickelson earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About 8x8 Inc.:
8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) leverages its patented software technologies to deliver high quality voice solutions with integrated messaging and video to businesses of any size with employees in any location on a wide variety of business telephony, web and mobile platforms. 8x8 also offers managed hosting and cloud-based computing services.
Published: Friday, May 29, 2015