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Former Google G-Suite Product Leader Joins 8x8 to Lead Global Product Management and User Experience


Company Also Adds Product Marketing Industry Veteran; Closely Aligns
Product Management and Marketing Capabilities to Drive Innovation

8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading
provider of global cloud communications and customer engagement
solutions, today announced new leadership to bolster product management
and product marketing organizations to accelerate innovation and global
adoption of its cloud communications and contact center solutions.
Former Google G-Suite product leader, Hunter Middleton, Ph.D, joins 8x8
in a newly created role of Global Vice President of Product Management
to lead strategy, vision and user experience for the company's
integrated cloud communications, collaboration and contact center
solutions. 8x8 also added enterprise software leader Meghan Keough as
Vice President of Solutions and Product Marketing. She will work closely
with Hunter to drive the go-to-market strategy for all of 8x8's

Hunter Middleton, reporting to 8x8 Chief Product Officer Dejan Deklich,
is an experienced product management leader with an 18-year record of
creating engaging, industry leading telecommunications, social
collaboration and enterprise software applications. Hunter joins 8x8
from Jive Software where he was Vice President and Head of Product
Management, leading the continued innovation of the enterprise social
collaboration application used by many of the largest global companies.
Prior to Jive, he was the Head of Product Management at Google for Work
Systems, and formerly led the Google Apps Enterprise product team as it
grew to serve over one million companies worldwide. Hunter earned his
Ph.D in Physics from Princeton University and holds a Masters in
Management, focusing on Finance and Marketing, from the Kellogg Graduate
School of Business at Northwestern.

Reporting to 8x8 Chief Marketing Officer Rani Hublou, Meghan Keough is
responsible for increasing adoption and global expansion of the
company's cloud communications, collaboration and contact center
solutions. She is a seasoned product marketing leader with 20 years in
the technology industry, and has held leadership roles in product
marketing, product management, marketing and alliances at both large
enterprise software companies, such as Siebel and Oracle, as well as at
high-growth startups such as SignalDemand. Meghan holds a B.S. from
Boston College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

"Customer experience will be the biggest competitive advantage resulting
from the next wave of enterprise communications, making it imperative
for CIOs to deploy a single system of engagement that is intelligent,
intuitive and collaborative," said Rani Hublou, Chief Marketing Officer
at 8x8, Inc. "As 8x8 continues to help companies transform their
employee and customer experience, Hunter's expertise building enterprise
collaboration solutions, and Meghan's successful track record bringing
solutions to market, will reinforce our dedication to serving customers
in faster and more elegant ways - leading them to less churn and more

As part of building a world-class product management team, 8x8 also
promoted Lisa Clark as Vice President of Contact Center Product
Management. Reporting to Hunter, she will oversee 8x8's customer
engagement product portfolio, working closely with the product, design
and development teams. Lisa has more than 14 years of contact center and
telecoms experience, and joined 8x8 through the acquisition of DXI,
where she was a founding director. At DXI, Lisa was instrumental in the
development of the company's intelligent, easy-to-deploy-and-use cloud
contact center solution.

"8x8 has made strategic investments in the last year in product
innovation, and most recently announced the addition of AI
and machine learning expertise
," said Dejan Deklich, Chief Product
Officer at 8x8. "The new leadership in product management and marketing,
working in close collaboration, will further strengthen our cloud
offerings to mid-market and enterprise companies looking to improve
their communications and collaboration to deliver exceptional customer

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is a leading provider of global cloud
communications and customer engagement solutions to over a million
business users worldwide, empowering them to deliver exceptional
enterprise and customer experiences. For additional information, visit,
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