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RingCentral Wrangles Eswaran from Microsoft to Serve as New President & COO

January 14, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The clouds are not just for the birds anymore. Cloud communications is building momentum, illustrated by many partnerships, mounting adoption numbers, monumental forecasts, with a key differentiator for service provides being innovation. Specifically, innovation to transform the way we engage to drive productivity and bottom line results.


Cloud communications industry leader RingCentral named Anand Eswaran President and Chief Operating Officer. The 24 year industry vet brings a wealth of experience and track record of success from firms such as SAP, HP and Microsoft to his new duties.  

“It is my pleasure to welcome Anand to RingCentral,” said Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral’s founder, chairman and CEO. “I am impressed by his deep customer-first mindset, his proven track record of building high growth global businesses and teams, and his ability to nurture a winning culture with vision, values and inspiration. I am confident that Anand’s joining our leadership team will be invaluable to RingCentral’s next phase of growth.”

Over the past five years, Eswaran distinguished himself as Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Global Enterprise Business, playing a central role in constructing Microsoft’s industry and digital strategy, while working with customers to ensure successful digital transformation journeys.

Current COO Dave Sipes announced plans to retire at the end of Q2, leaving Eswaran a little time to get his feet and hit the ground running. Sipes has been critical to RingCentral’s success, but it is time for someone new to take the baton.

“I’m humbled and excited to join Vlad and the RingCentral team in transforming the world of enterprise cloud communications,” said Eswaran. “We are at an inflection point in changing the way we communicate, collaborate and work. RingCentral’s leadership in digital transformation of business communications worldwide is rooted in its proven technology platform and well-established partner ecosystem. I am thrilled to be joining this winning team and contributing to the entrepreneurial and continuous innovation culture at RingCentral.”

Are your communications in the cloud, yet?




Edited by Maurice Nagle


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