SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), the Packet8 broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications service provider, today announced that Daniel Weirich has been named its acting chief financial officer, vice president of finance and secretary, effective June 20, 2006.
Mr. Weirich, who succeeds outgoing CFO James Sullivan, was previously 8x8's vice president of operations and will maintain this position, along with his new appointments, while the company continues an external search for a permanent CFO.
Prior to 8x8, Weirich served as a business development, finance and operations consultant in the United States and Asia, managing acquisition and restructuring initiatives for a number of IT and telecommunications firms. As Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Sales, Asia at iAsia Works, Inc., Weirich engineered a re-start of the company and expanded it into a provider of Internet access, co-location and managed services across Asia, growing the company's operations to thirteen countries and annualized revenues to $40 million. Weirich also served as Acquisition Integration Manager for Business Markets at Qwest Communications International, Inc. and Financial Analyst for Phoenix Network, Inc.
"Dan is a skilled financial executive with the vision and expertise needed to support our short and long term growth strategies," said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan Martin. "His extensive background and financial capabilities will be invaluable in positioning 8x8 for continued growth and future success."