8×8 appoints executive leadership

8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a provider of cloud voice, video, collaboration and contact center solutions that transform business communications for over a million users worldwide, has announced the appointments of Steven Gatoff as Chief Financial Officer, and Mary Ellen Genovese as Managing Director of European Operations, and the retirement of Kevin Scott-Cowell as Managing Director of UK, the company said.

Mary Ellen Genovese will remain as Chief Financial Officer through the company´s Form 10-Q filing for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 and will host 8×8´s second fiscal quarter earnings conference call on October 29, 2018. These changes will enhance 8×8´s global strategic and operational capabilities to drive continued growth and optimize business performance.

Steven Gatoff will work with Genovese in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Gatoff will be a member of the Executive Leadership team with responsibility for the company´s global finance, accounting, financial reporting, audit, procurement, tax, investor relations and capital planning functions.

Mary Ellen Genovese, who has served as 8×8´s Chief Financial Officer since November 2014, has been appointed as Managing Director of European Operations. Genovese succeeds Kevin Scott-Cowell, who will be retiring on October 31, 2018, after serving as 8×8´s Managing Director of UK since 2013. Genovese will be responsible for expanding global operations including overseeing the company´s over 400 European employees.

Genovese will continue to report to Verma and will assume this role effective on the date Gatoff starts as Chief Financial Officer.

8×8 communication solutions help businesses transform their customer and employee experience. With one system of engagement for cloud voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of intelligence on one cloud communications platform, businesses can now communicate faster and smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For additional information, visit www.8×8.com.