8×8, Cloud-Based Communications Services Company, Announces Homero Salinas as General Manager, Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)
San Francisco, CA — April 2, 2019 Renovata & Company is pleased to announce the placement of Homero Salinas as general manager, Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) for 8×8, a leading cloud provider of voice, video, chat and contact center solutions. In his new role, Salinas will drive 8×8’s continued growth in the mid-market segment during a time of great opportunity 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 and services 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.
“Homero is responsible for 8×8’s go-to-market strategy and management of the CCaaS business to deliver topline growth across its targeted markets, to help the company compete and win in a $10B CCaaS market opportunity,” says Joanna Chang, Renovata & Company partner. “He has the experience and skills to grow and lead the organization’s direct and indirect sales efforts to target new account growth and strategic upselling.”
Before joining 8×8, Salinas spent more than 15 years at Five9, a leading global cloud call center software company. During his time at Five9, he served in many executive roles, including senior vice president, sales operations and performance; senior vice president, commercial sales and account management; vice president of sales, North America (commercial/SMB); and director of sales.
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