8x8 Inc. has hired Kim Niederman as its senior vice president of sales.
Niederman will oversee worldwide sales operations, including the indirect channel, for the VoIP, managed hosting and cloud communications provider.
"We are at a significant stage in the development and scale of our sales operations, as reflected by the growth of our voice and managed hosting solutions for both SMB and larger enterprise customers," Bryan Martin, 8x8’s chairman and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Kim has a proven track record of successfully scaling sales organizations and I look forward to working with him to take 8x8's market penetration to the next level."
Niederman has held senior-executive positions with companies including Cisco Systems, Polycom, FORE Systems and LongBoard. He most recently served as senior vice president of NComputing Inc., and as president and CEO of Anagran Inc. At Polycom, Niederman implement that company’s channel strategy for enterprise sales.
“I believe that 8x8 is one of the few providers that is well positioned to expand into the voice and managed hosting market with a solution that will convert larger enterprise-class business customers to Software-as-a-Service solutions for voice, conferencing, video, cloud server and other information technology services," Niederman said.