Zane Long, RingCentral SVP Global Channel Sales, Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

BELMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#CRNlt;/agt;–RingCentral,
(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 SVP Global Channel Sales Zane
Long to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs for the third
consecutive year. The top IT channel leaders included on this list
continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organizations
through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership,
vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief
honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their
professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the
channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and

At RingCentral, Zane has driven consistent stellar growth in global
channel partner bookings. Under his leadership in Q4 2018, RingCentral’s
channel business reached over $180 million in annual recurring revenue
(ARR), which grew over 80% year-over-year. The channel has also
contributed greatly to midmarket and enterprise business, with this
segment now a $309 million ARR business that grew 73% year-over-year in
Q4 2018.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special
recognition for their contribution and support in the development of
robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant
influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley,
CEO, The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable
record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued

“Zane has done a phenomenal job in raising RingCentral’s profile with
the channel community and driving broader understanding of the value of
cloud solutions,” said Ryan Azus, EVP of global sales and services,
RingCentral. “Of note, under his leadership, our unique Channel
program has cultivated deeper partnerships
between our direct and channel sales teams, enabling them to more
effectively help enterprises transition their communications solutions
to the cloud with RingCentral. With the best product, people and
program, I’m confident that Zane will continue to accelerate this
momentum in 2019.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at
and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About RingCentral

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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