CAMPBELL, Calif. – 6th June, 2023 – 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), a global leader in unified communications and contact centre solutions, today announced the appointment of Kevin Kraus as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Kraus has served as 8×8’s interim CFO since November 2022. Prior to that, he served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Finance with responsibility for financial planning and analysis and procurement functions. He brings a wealth of financial expertise and a strong track record in strategic growth to the role, demonstrating his commitment to building both successful and sustainable businesses. In his new position, Kraus will lead 8×8’s global finance and accounting organisations, overseeing financial planning and operations.
“Kevin’s promotion to the CFO role is well deserved, and his experience driving both operational efficiency and profitable growth make him a perfect fit for the role,” said Samuel Wilson, CEO at 8×8, Inc. “His strategic insight, coupled with his deep financial acumen, will be invaluable as we continue to evolve our business.”
Prior to joining 8×8 in 2019, Kraus served as Vice President of Finance for Imperva, a cybersecurity software company, and was Senior Director of Finance for Gigamon, a network visibility and traffic monitoring technology company, from 2015 until 2017. Kraus’s experience includes responsibilities for financial planning and analysis, procurement, facilities management, SEC reporting and investor relations, sales compensation operations, and M&A integration.
“I’m incredibly excited to continue leading the finance and accounting organisation for 8×8 as chief financial officer,” said Kevin Kraus. “We have a clear vision and a strong commitment to innovation and customer success. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth and helping it achieve its strategic goals.”
8×8 remains committed to expanding the 8×8 XCaaS™ (eXperience Communications as a Service™) integrated cloud Contact Center and Unified Communications platform. The company is investing in building its ecosystem of innovative technology and service partners to expand the portfolio of AI/ML solutions available on the 8×8 XCaaS platform and to deliver superior communications experiences to businesses around the world. The appointment of Kraus to the leadership team positions the company well for strategic growth and investment in innovation that will transform customer communications experiences.