The Lancer Group places Dejan Deklich as SVP of Global R&D of 8×8, leading provider of enterprise cloud communications solutions

SAN JOSE, CA – The Lancer Group places Dejan Deklich as Senior Vice President, Global Research and Development at 8×8 (NASDAQ: EGHT; LTM Rev: $244M; MKT CAP: $1.4B), leading provider of global Enterprise Communications as a Service (ECaaS) solutions to over 48,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across 6 continents.

In this new role, Dejan will drive the company’s product vision and roadmap and will be responsible for product innovation and excellence for the firm’s global cloud communications portfolio, positioning the company for continued growth and success. He brings to 8×8 over 15 years of experience leading large, global engineering teams that have successfully developed enterprise business applications and SaaS solutions.

Dejan most recently served as Vice President of Engineering at Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK; LTM Rev: $950M), leading provider of operational intelligence software solutions, where he led engineering for the firm’s core product in addition to growing Splunk’s next generation cloud effort.

He holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and an MS in Physics from the University of Bremen.

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. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 48,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across six continents. 8×8’s out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing.

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