The Lancer Group places Hunter Middleton as Global Vice President of Product Management at 8×8, the leading provider of truly unified communications

SAN JOSE, CA – The Lancer Group places Hunter Middleton as Global Vice President of Product Management at 8×8 (NYSE: EGHT; LTM Rev: $283M; MKT CAP: $1.7B), the leading provider of global cloud communications and customer engagement solutions. The 8×8 suite of products seamlessly weaves together cloud telephony, messaging, meetings and contact center solutions with a data analytics platform, helping modern organizations communicate at the speed of employee and customer expectations.

Hunter brings to 8×8 over 18 years of deep product management experience driving clarity and focus in product vision and strategy for global software and technology corporations; he brings a track record of building high-performing product teams that work effectively and collaboratively across the engineering, operations, and go-to-market functions. In this newly created role, Hunter is responsible for leading product strategy, product management and user experiencefor 8×8’s integrated cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions.

Most recently, Hunter served as Vice President and Head of Product Management of Jive Software, a leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for businesses, where he was responsible for transforming the firm’sEnterprise Collaboration solutions. Prior to Jive Software, Hunter had a 9-year tenure at Google, where he was Head of Product Management for Google Enterprise, and led the Google Apps SMB product team.

He holds a PhD in Physics from Princeton University and a Masters in Management, with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

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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