BELMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: 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’s SVP of Global Channel Sales, Zane Long, to its prestigious list of 2020 Channel Chiefs for the fourth consecutive year. The executives on this annual list are distinguished leaders who continue to drive growth and influence the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships.
Each of the 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.
Long has succeeded in driving consistent growth in global channel partner bookings during his tenure at RingCentral. Under his leadership in Q4 2019, RingCentral’s channel business reached $300 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR), up 63% year-over-year. The channel has also contributed greatly to the company’s midmarket and enterprise business, with this segment now a $479 million ARR business that grew 59% year-over-year in Q4 2019.
“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”
“Channel has been a key growth driver for RingCentral, and we’re proud to see Zane’s ongoing leadership efforts and achievements recognized by The Channel Company,” said Anand Eswaran, president and chief operating officer of RingCentral. “Zane has cultivated a strong channel harmony program that makes partners successful. We look forward to seeing this momentum continue in 2020.”
CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: 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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