RingCentral Names Joe Kennedy to Board

Joe Kennedy, the chief executive of Pandora Media, has joined RingCentral’s board of directors. RingCentral is a provider of cloud business phone systems. Based in San Mateo, Calif., RingCentral is backed by Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Cisco, Scale Ventures, and DAG Ventures.


RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of cloud business phone systems, today announced the appointment of Joe Kennedy, CEO and President of Pandora Media, Inc., to its board of directors.


“RingCentral is disrupting the business communications market with its cloud-based business phone systems,” said Kennedy. “They’re doing to business communications what Pandora is doing to radio – namely offering substantially richer experiences through the use of personalized, cloud-based services. It’s my pleasure to contribute to their success by becoming a part of the outstanding team at RingCentral.”


Joe Kennedy became CEO and President of Pandora in 2004. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at E-LOAN. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing for Saturn Corporation, which he grew to over $4 billion in revenue and established as the top brand for customer satisfaction in the auto industry.


“We are extremely pleased to welcome Joe Kennedy to RingCentral’s board of directors,” said Vlad Shmunis, CEO and Chairman of RingCentral. “Joe has an impressive track record of transforming major industries through imagination and innovation. His expertise will help guide RingCentral as we reimagine business phone systems worldwide.”


Kennedy holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.


The rest of RingCentral’s board consists of Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Douglas Leone, General Partner of Sequoia Capital; David Weiden, General Partner at Khosla Ventures; Robert Theis, Managing Director at Scale Venture Partners; and Neil Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Intuit.


ABOUT RINGCENTRAL     RingCentral is a leading provider of cloud business phone systems designed for today’s mobile and distributed workforces. By combining a cloud-based, multi-extension business phone system with advanced voice and fax functionality, RingCentral delivers ease of use, flexibility and mobility, which surpass those provided by traditional on-premise legacy phone systems. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held, with funding from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Cisco, Scale Ventures, and DAG Ventures.