The Lancer Group places Bill Corbin as Senior Vice President of Channel & Alliances at 8×8, the leading provider of truly unified communications

SAN JOSE, CA – The Lancer Group places Bill Corbin as Senior Vice President of Channels & Alliances at 8×8 (NYSE: EGHT; LTM Rev: $283M; MKT CAP: $1.8B), the leading provider of global cloud communications and customer engagement solutions.

Bill is an industry veteran and brings to 8×8 over 25 years of experience providing senior and executive-level technology sales and management leadership for Fortune 150, multinational, domestic, and startup organizations. He has a proven track record of successfully finding new routes to market and growing global partner programs across the technology, communications, and software space.

In this new role, Bill is responsible for further accelerating the company’s channelgrowth and momentum, and driving adoption of the newly launched X Series, the next generation enterprise system of engagement and intelligence.

Most recently, Bill served as SVP, Alliances & Strategic Partnerships of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL; LTM Rev: $17.6B), the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers, where he oversaw all aspects of $3 billion in partner revenue as the Senior Vice President, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships, and led a team of 400 employees. Prior to CenturyLink, Bill had a 9-year tenure at Westcon, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center, where he served as EVP, Global Sales & Partner Management.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in in Communications & Marketing from California State University, Fullerton.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About 8×8
8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is a leading provider of global cloud communications and customer engagement solutions to over a million business users worldwide, empowering them to deliver exceptional enterprise and customer experiences. For additional information, visit www.8×

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