8×8, Leading Cloud Communications Provider, Welcomes Todd Ford as Board Director, Chair of Audit Committee
San Francisco, CA — June 1, 2019 Renovata & Company is pleased to announce the placement of Todd Ford as board director, chair of audit committee for 8×8, a leading cloud provider of voice, video, chat and contact center solutions. Ford, a seasoned operations and finance executive who has led several companies through successful IPOs, will advise 8×8 during a time of tremendous growth for the company.
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, with offices in the US, UK, Romania and Australia, 8×8 has more than 1,400 employees. The company provides cloud solutions that help businesses communicate faster and smarter. At nearly $300M in revenue and 20% year-over-year growth, 8×8 is on a positive trajectory with 28 consecutive quarters of growth. The company plans to aggressively accelerate global customer acquisition across the enterprise, middle market, and small to medium-size business market segments.
“8×8 has a unique opportunity to significantly expand its value serving multiple large and growing markets where cloud-based technologies are actively disrupting traditional software models,” Ford says. “The company has invested wisely in technology and has built a formidable single communications platform that is highly valued by enterprises that are moving to the cloud. I’ve always admired the 8×8 team’s transparency, execution and drive that has shaped their success to date, and I look forward to supporting them to accelerate growth and increase shareholder value.”
“Todd’s extensive experience and leadership with public companies makes him an extremely valuable board member and advisor to 8×8,” says Joanna Chang, Renovata & Company partner. “He understands how to develop and execute strategies and business models that grow revenue and maximize shareholder value.”
Ford is chief financial officer for Coupa Software, a leading provider of cloud-based financial applications, where he manages the company’s financial strategy and operations. Ford joined Coupa pre-IPO in 2015 and played a key role in taking the company public. Prior to joining Coupa, Ford was chief financial officer of MobileIron, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2014. Before that, he was chief financial officer and president of Rackable Systems Inc., where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenue to more than $350 million in revenue as a publicly traded company. Ford has held various other management and financial positions at technology companies.
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