SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Twilio Inc. (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform company, today announced that Ron Huddleston will join the company as chief partners officer. Ron has spent the past 20 years building, scaling and leading partner programs at global technology organizations including Microsoft where he most recently served as corporate vice president of the One Commercial Partner Organization and Salesforce where he was instrumental in building the Salesforce Partner Program. Huddleston’s deep expertise in building partner programs will be vital as the company bolsters its developer-first approach while simultaneously making the brand more visible to business decision makers.
“As the leading communications platform for developers, we believe Twilio has unmatched potential to be the heart of an ecosystem for ISVs, SIs, and resellers in a massive market opportunity," said George Hu, chief operating officer at Twilio. "Ron's experience is unparalleled when it comes to building a thriving partner ecosystem and I look forward to him accelerating Twilio's momentum across all partner business models, geographies, and the enterprise opportunity. We are thrilled to welcome Ron to the team.”
“The opportunity to be a part of an organization that is redefining an industry is rare,” said Ron Huddleston, chief partners officer at Twilio, "Twilio has the potential to revolutionize the communications industry in the same way cloud computing redefined the software industry. This is a massive opportunity for all types of partners to build new fast-growing businesses and continue to innovate for their customers across every industry. As we build out the Twilio partner organization, our number one focus is to ensure that any partner who works with Twilio is wildly successful delivering on their vision.”
As corporate vice president of the One Commercial Partner Organization at Microsoft, Ron unified a large global organization across all channels, ISVs, and Systems Integrators. Prior to Microsoft, Ron served as the senior vice president for IoT Cloud and AppExchange at Salesforce where he built and scaled the Salesforce Partner Program from the ground up. In this role, Ron grew a small team of partner managers and a handful of ISV relationships to a $500M global business comprising over 2,500 applications and components. Prior to Salesforce, Ron spent more than ten years in various sales, partner sales and business development roles at Oracle. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley."
Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. Developers and businesses use Twilio to make communications relevant and contextual by embedding messaging, voice, and video capabilities directly into their software applications. Founded in 2008, Twilio has over 900 employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and other offices in Bogotá, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Malmö, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore and Tallinn.
Source: Twilio Inc.
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