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Zoom Names New President David Berman and Board Member Peter Gassner
Leaders From RingCentral and Veeva Join the Zoom Team to Drive Growth of Disruptive Collaboration Solution
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - Zoom Video Communications, Inc. today announced that it has added two new members to its leadership team. David Berman, Former President of RingCentral, is the new President of Zoom, and Peter Gassner, Founder and CEO of Veeva, is the newest member of Zoom's Board of Directors. These additions will help Zoom reach new markets with its all-in-one video collaboration solution.
As President, David Berman will have responsibility for Zoom's go-to-market efforts and administrative operations, reporting to Zoom's Founder and CEO, Eric S. Yuan.
David Berman is a global business leader with more than 15 years experience building sales, marketing, and go-to-market teams in the software technology industry. He is known for his innovative, effective sales and go-to-market strategies, including the revolutionary web-touch sales and service model he developed as President of Worldwide Sales and Services at WebEx, helping the Company attain its IPO and 100X revenue growth.
"In my 15+ years in the industry, no one has done collaboration right. Then one day, I have a meeting on this new technology Zoom and I'm blown away. Zoom has a world-class product and team, and tremendous growth. Zoom is ready to scale and I'm here to make sure we do it right," said Berman.
Peter Gassner has 20 years of experience creating some of the most widely-deployed platforms and solutions in the enterprise software industry. Gassner, one of the Silicon Valley's top technologists, is the Founder and CEO of Veeva Systems, an early adopter of Zoom. Prior to Veeva, Gassner was at forefront of major enterprise software technology shifts during his time at Salesforce.com and PeopleSoft.
"I am thrilled to join the Zoom team. As a devoted Zoom user, I know that it is the comprehensive solution that businesses have been waiting for. This market has historically been segmented into different providers for different collaboration needs; Zoom brings it all together in one versatile, simple platform. It's majorly disrupting the market and I'm proud to be a part of their next stage of growth," said Gassner.
"By every measure -- customers, revenues, usage -- Zoom is growing at an astounding pace," said Yuan, referring in part to the recent announcement that Zoom is on track to support more than four billion annual meeting minutes based on daily usage. "We are building our leadership team to ensure that our company meets the demands of this growth and continues to deliver happiness to our customers -- always our number one priority. I am proud to welcome David and Peter to the team!"
About David Berman
With more than 20 years of experience in the software technology industry, David Berman is known for his innovative, highly successful sales and go-to-market strategies, and for his expertise in leading high-performing organizations. Berman was President of Worldwide Sales and Services at WebEx Communications, where he developed the revolutionary web-touch sales and service model, helping the Company attain its IPO and 100X revenue growth. As President of RingCentral, he was a key contributor to their highly successful IPO and helped drive the company to industry-leading growth rates. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Affectiva, a venture backed "emotion analytics" technology startup based on research from MIT, and is a Venture Adviser for Spider Capital Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm.
About Peter Gassner
Peter Gassner is a technology leader, responsible for creating some of the most widely-deployed platforms and solutions in the enterprise software. He was early pioneer in major technology shifts from mainframe to client server and the move to cloud. At the beginning of the PC era, Gassner joined IBM to develop relational database technology. He then joined PeopleSoft in 1995 and served as vice president and general manager. He joined Salesforce.com in the early days to build the Salesforce platform. During Peter's tenure, Salesforce.com completed its public offering and became the most successful SaaS platform in the industry. Next, he leveraged his years of experience to create industry-specific cloud applications for life sciences companies, founding Veeva in 2007.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined video conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems such as Polycom and Cisco Tandberg. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit zoom.us or follow us @zoom_us.
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