John DeLozier of 8×8 Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chief

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”×8?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#8x8lt;/agt;–8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading cloud
provider of voice, video, collaboration and contact center solutions for
over one million users worldwide, today announced that CRN®,
a brand of The Channel Company,
has named John DeLozier, vice president of channel strategy and
execution at 8×8, to CRN’s prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The
top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive
growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.
This is DeLozier’s third time being named to the list.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership,
vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief
honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their
professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the
channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and

Commented DeLozier: “The partner community wants to work with the best
cloud company in the industry, one that owns its technology and combines
the best of unified communications as well as the contact center. 8×8
provides that, plus collaboration, all in one system. Since joining 8×8
in June, we have already seen an increase in partner-driven revenue. We
expect this to continue as we strengthen the program this year with a
focus on making it easier and faster for partners to do business with
us. I’m honored to be recognized as a leader in this space and thrilled
to be leading a program that enables its partner network to deliver
next-generation customer experience to companies implementing enterprise
cloud communications.”

As a seasoned channel leader, DeLozier brings more than 20 years of
experience in business management, sales, and channel development to
8×8’s growing partner program. In the coming year, he will be
responsible for further development and execution of 8×8’s partner
program as it continues to grow with more than 400 partners and 10
strategic masters participating since its inception in August 2017.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special
recognition for their contribution and support in the development of
robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant
influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley,
CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable
record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at
and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About 8×8, Inc.

8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) cloud solutions help businesses transform their
customer and employee experience. With one system of engagement for
voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of
intelligence on one technology platform, businesses can now communicate
faster and smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For
additional information, visit www.8×,
or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn,
Twitter, and Facebook.

8×8® and 8×8 X Series™ are trademarks of 8×8, Inc.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our
dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and
innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we
connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end
users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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The Channel

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John Sun, 408-692-7054

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