8x8 Names New President

8x8 promoted its top sales executive to president, part of several changes the VoIP provider and hosted networking specialist confirmed Tuesday.

Kim Niederman, most recently senior vice president of worldwide sales operations and a chief architect of 8x8's recently overhauled channel partner program, will now be responsible for 8x8's sales, customer service and network operations teams.

"Kim has done a fantastic job this past year not only invigorating 8x8's internal and external sales operations but also enhancing the company's capabilities and reputation as a world-class service provider," said Bryan Martin, 8x8's chairman and CEO, in a statement. "As 8x8 continues to move up market serving larger enterprise organizations, taking our customer service and operations teams to the next level will be a key priority and I have complete confidence in Kim's ability to execute on these initiatives in 2012 and beyond."

Niederman joined 8x8 in February 2011, along with Don Trimble, vice president of channel sales. 8x8 acquired several smaller companies last year in an effort to expand what it can offer for SaaS-based hosted PBX, video services, managed hosting and cloud-based contact center services.

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8x8 Tuesday also confirmed the resignation of Donn Wilson, who had been an 8x8 director since 2003, from its board.

Mansour Salame, the founder and former chairman and CEO of Contactual, which 8x8 acquired in September, has been appointed to the board.