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Here we share news from Akixi, Sabio, and RingCentral.

Akixi Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Akixi, has announced that Alastair Hay has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as the latest appointment to the Akixi executive team. He will work with CEO Craig Decker, and the Axiom Equity and True North Advisory teams to execute the company’s growth strategy and international expansion plans.

Alastair, previously Chief Financial Officer and Chief Corporate Development Officer, was a member of the founding team at Pharmanovia.

Scaling the business from a single product in a single market, to 25 products in 140 markets, generating over €300m in sales. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance practice.

Alastair comments: “I am hugely excited by this market opportunity, and I look forward to being a part of the team which grows the business to become a truly global, best-in-class SaaS business.”

Craig Decker, CEO of Akixi, also comments: “I am thrilled to welcome Alastair to the Akixi team. Alastair brings an incredible background in managing and enabling business growth, he will no doubt be instrumental as we drive forward with our global growth strategy.”

Jonathan Organ of Axiom Equity added, “We are delighted to have such a high-calibre individual join the Akixi senior management team. Alastair brings a wealth of experience supporting scaling businesses, which will prove invaluable to Craig and Akixi as the business continues to grow.”

To find out more about Akixi, visit their website.


Sabio Group Appoints New Head of Workforce Optimisation (WFO)

Sabio Group has appointed a new head of Workforce Optimisation (WFO).

Scott Budding will lead Sabio’s WFO strategy. At Sabio, Scott’s remit will include focusing on the business’s WFO propositions, including their strategic development and performance within the market.

Scott said: “I am really excited by this opportunity to join an ambitious and fast-growing company in the form of Sabio in what is an exhilarating time for the contact centre industry in general.

“Not only does Sabio have such a great standing in the industry, but there are some incredibly knowledgeable, talented and passionate people that work here also and, as well as bringing the skills and knowledge I have to the business, I am looking forward to learning from them at the same time.”

He added: “I have a genuine passion in improving the overall experience of the modern contact centre agent, and that passion is completely replicated by the team here Sabio. There is a genuine love for our industry within the company.

“I am thrilled to now be a part of the Sabio journey and I’m looking forward to playing my part in helping to take the business forward.”

To find out more about Sabio, visit their website.


RingCentral Appoints Mo Katibeh as Chief Operating Officer

RingCentral has announced that Mo Katibeh, former Chief Product Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for AT&T Business, will join the company as Chief Operating Officer, reporting to founder, chairman and CEO Vlad Shmunis.

Over his 20-year career, Katibeh held multiple executive positions at AT&T, including EVP Chief Product & Platform Officer and EVP Chief Marketing Officer of AT&T Business, where he oversaw all product and marketing responsibilities, as well as go-to-market sales for digital, wholesale, and indirect channels – and was recognized as one of the World’s Most Influential CMOs by Forbes for 2019 and 2020.

Under Katibeh’s leadership, AT&T established a multi-billion dollar communications, collaboration, and security business, driving market leading growth through development and deployment of innovative cloud-based technologies.

“I am excited to welcome Mo to RingCentral,” said Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral’s founder, chairman and CEO. “Given Mo’s customer-first mentality, deep appreciation for innovation, and proven track record building rapidly growing multi-billion dollar global cloud businesses, I am confident that he will be an invaluable asset to our entire team as we head into an exciting 2022 and beyond.”

“I’m thrilled to join the RingCentral team as they continue to shape the future of enterprise communications,” said Katibeh. “The way we work is forever changed. Hybrid workforces everywhere need access to a reliable, global and secure messaging, video, and phone solution, whether they are in the office, at home, or on the go.

“As one of RingCentral’s first major go-to-market partners, I have seen firsthand how RingCentral delivers an incredible solution that’s a fit for businesses of all sizes.

“I look forward to working with the team to build on RingCentral’s core strengths of trust, innovation and partnerships to continue our leadership position in the exciting $100B+ cloud communications opportunity.”

To find out more about RingCentral, visit their website.

Published On: 4th May 2022
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