8×8 Adds John DeLozier as Global Channel Chief

John DeLozier has left CenturyLink to join 8×8, where he will serve as the company’s new global channel chief.

DeLozier spent more than two years at CenturyLink, where he served as vice president and channel chief. He has also spent time at Arrow S3, Unify and Cross Telecom. DeLozier will join his former boss Bill Corbin, who is now SVP of Channels and Alliances at 8×8.

8×8 has been a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for six consecutive years. Just recently, the company reported a 19 percent year-over-year jump in revenue for its recently concluded fiscal year. Service revenue from mid market and enterprise customers was up 29 percent over that same time period.

“We have more than 130 patents and basically own our IP,” DeLozier explained. “So we’ve got a vaunted cast of development personnel… the hard part is getting to that point,” he said. “The easy part is getting the word out to our partner community and make sure they’re able to maximize the program and put money in their pockets.”