8×8 removes Dave Sipes from CEO job

8×8, Inc., a provider of a cloud communications platform that integrates unified communications and contact center software, has removed Dave Sipes from the role of chief executive officer effective November 30, 2022.
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8×8 has also appointed Samuel C. Wilson, most recently the company’s Chief Financial Officer, as interim Chief Executive Officer.

8×8 did not reveal the reasons for the abrupt termination of Dave Sipes from the CEO position.

Kevin Kraus, most recently the Senior Vice President of Finance at the company, has been appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer.

8×8 has initiated a process to identify a permanent Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, which will include both internal and external candidates.

“We appreciate Dave’s leadership and contributions to the company during his tenure,” Jaswinder Pal Singh, Chairman of the Board. “We have confidence in Sam’s leadership and will work with him and the management team to ensure that this change is seamless for our customers, partners, employees, and stockholders.”