Technology Industry Veteran Brings 25 Years of Experience in Building Shareholder Value
San Ramon, Calif. – May 15, 2012 – Five9, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based contact center software, has announced the appointment of Dave DeWalt to the company's Board of Directors. With a record of leadership in creating billions of dollars in shareholder value with several prominent technology companies, DeWalt's experience will be valuable as Five9 enters its next phase of growth in the cloud contact center market. Already coming off of record revenue growth in 2011, Five9 increased its Q1 2012 revenue by 65 percent year-over-year.
DeWalt has been named one of the top five CEOs of publicly traded software companies by Institutional Investor magazine and one of the 25 most influential executives in the technology industry by readers of CRN magazine. In addition, DeWalt is a recognized authority on cyber security and was appointed in May 2011 by President Barack Obama to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC).
“We are delighted to welcome Dave to the Five9 Board of Directors,” said Mike Burkland, president and chief executive officer, Five9. “Dave brings more than 25 years of experience building innovative, industry-leading technology companies, which will be extremely valuable as Five9 works to expand its current industry leadership position and achieve aggressive company milestones.”
DeWalt currently serves as chairman of the Polycom and Mandiant Boards of Directors, in addition to his Board of Director roles at Delta Airlines and Jive Software. Previously, he held executive positions at technology companies including Oracle, EMC, Documentum, Intel and McAfee.
“I am excited to join the Five9 Board and work with this exceptional team,” said Dave DeWalt. “Five9 has demonstrated significant leadership in the cloud contact center space with continuous revenue growth and remarkable customer successes. I look forward to contributing and helping Five9 take full advantage of its momentum.”
Five9 is revolutionizing contact centers the way that Salesforce.com revolutionized customer relationship management. The company gives enterprises of all sizes access to sophisticated and innovative contact center solutions quickly, at a cost of ownership far lower than traditional premise-based solutions. For more information on Five9, please visit www.five9.com or call 1-800-553-8159.
Five9 is the leading global provider of cloud-based contact center software for sales, marketing and support. The award-winning Five9 Virtual Contact Center and Predictive Dialer serve customers of all sizes on five continents. Customers profit from Five9’s reliable, robust functionality that provides the best technology, improves agent productivity, and delivers business flexibility. For more information on Five9, please visit www.five9.com or call 1-800-553-8159.
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