BELMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
RingCentral, Inc. (RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named RingCentral SVP Global Channel Sales Zane Long to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs for the third consecutive year. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organizations through their channel partners.
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 innovation.
At RingCentral, Zane has driven consistent stellar growth in global channel partner bookings. Under his leadership in Q4 2018, RingCentral’s channel business reached over $180 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR), which grew over 80% year-over-year. The channel has also contributed greatly to midmarket and enterprise business, with this segment now a $309 million ARR business that grew 73% year-over-year in Q4 2018.
“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, The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”
“Zane has done a phenomenal job in raising RingCentral’s profile with the channel community and driving broader understanding of the value of cloud solutions,” said Ryan Azus, EVP of global sales and services, RingCentral. “Of note, under his leadership, our unique Channel Harmony® program has cultivated deeper partnerships between our direct and channel sales teams, enabling them to more effectively help enterprises transition their communications solutions to the cloud with RingCentral. With the best product, people and program, I’m confident that Zane will continue to accelerate this momentum in 2019.”
The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.
RingCentral, Inc. (RNG) is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect from any location, on any device, and via any mode. RingCentral provides unified voice, video meetings, team messaging, digital customer engagement, and integrated contact center solutions for enterprises globally. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
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