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AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for technology decision-making and enabler of Trusted Advisors, today announces Eric YuanCEO and Founder of ZOOM and Ryan Azus, Zoom CRO, will be joining the upcoming AVANT Virtual Special Forces Summit, as Diamond sponsors, for an exclusive conversation with the AVANT Trusted Advisor community.  Trusted Advisors can register for the event at: http://goAVANT.net/Virtual

 

Zoom is the definition of a disruptor. Seemingly overnight, the combination of Zoom and the channel have made an incredible impact on the industry and in customer’s lives, said Drew LydeckerPresident and co-founder of AVANT. “We are excited to have Eric Yuan, CEO and Founder of Zoom, and Ryan Azus, Zoom CRO, join us and speak not only about his incredible service, but his company culture of happiness that pervades everything they do.

Eric Yuan founded Zoom in 2011 to deliver happiness and bring teams together to get more done in a frictionless video environment. Zoom’s video-first unified communications platform continues to dramatically transform the way leading global enterprise companies communicate. Under Eric’s leadership, Zoom was one of the highest-performing tech IPOs of 2019.

Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was corporate vice president of engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco’s collaboration software development. Eric was one of the founding engineers and vice president of engineering at Webex. Between 1997 and 2011, he grew his team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M.

Eric has been named one of the Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech by Business Insider. In 2018, he was named the #1 CEO of a large US company by Glassdoor and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California (software category). Also, in 2019, he was added to the Bloomberg 50, as a leader who changed the game in global business. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real-time collaboration.

Ryan Azus is responsible for Zoom’s sales, customer success, and channel teams. Before joining Zoom, Ryan spent nine years at RingCentral, where as executive vice president of global sales and services he was instrumental in building the company’s multi-product, multi-channel field sales and channel organizations from the ground up, as well as growing the company’s services organization. Prior to RingCentral, Ryan spent nine years in sales at Cisco Webex, where he drove major revenue streams from pre-IPO to post-Cisco acquisition. He has a BS in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University.

AVANT’s Special Forces Summit is a two-day Trusted Advisor enablement event, bringing the channel partner community together with thought leaders and key vendors of today’s leading technology solutions. It is the industry’s premier conference dedicated to technology decision strategies, tactics, and tools that enable partners to transform their business to that of a true Trusted Advisor.

 

Members of the media who wish to request a press pass to attend Special Forces Summit should email AVANTPR@walkersands.com.

About AVANT Communications 

AVANT is a platform for Technology decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales and Trusted Advisor assistance, training, guidance, and tools to fuel customer digital transformation. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Linkedin goavant.net/linkedin and Twitter goavant.net/twitter.