RingCentral names Microsoft executive Anand Eswaran as president and COO

RingCentral announced the appointment of Anand Eswaran, former corporate vice president for Microsoft’s Global Enterprise Business, as its president and chief operating officer.
RingCentral at a trade event
Anand Eswaran, who will be reporting to CEO Vlad Shmunis, will be responsible for leadership and execution across products, engineering, sales, marketing, services, customer care, operations, and human resources.

Anand Eswaran’s experience spans over 24 years in global business leadership roles at technology organizations including Microsoft, SAP and HP.

Anand Eswaran was most recently responsible for Microsoft’s Enterprise Commercial and Public Sector business globally. Prior to that, he led Microsoft Services, Industry & Digital, Customer Care, and Customer Success; a global team of 24,000 professionals.

Anand Eswaran’s leadership and vision played a key role in the last five years in shaping Microsoft’s digital and industry strategy as a strategic partner to its customers in guiding and accelerating their digital transformation journeys.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Eswaran was the executive vice president of Global Services business at SAP, leading 17,000 business process and technology professionals to accelerate customer and partner value creation through SAP’s enterprise applications. Previously, he served as vice president of Global Software Services at HP.

Dave Sipes, COO, has announced that he will be retiring from the company at the end of Q2. After being part of RingCentral’s senior leadership team for nearly twelve years, Sipes plans to spend more time on family business interests and acting as a trusted advisor to startup companies.

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