People: 8x8 Inc (EGHT.O)
19 Sep 2014
Mr. Raghavan (Ragh) Sarathy has been appointed as Vice President - Finance of the Company effective July 14, 2014. Mr. Sarathy most recently served as vice president/senior equity analyst of enterprise software at Dougherty & Co. LLC and brings over 20 years of experience in SaaS and enterprise software markets to 8x8. Mr. Sarathy’s career encompasses 10 years of equity research analysis and 12 years of software development, product management, and marketing experience. As vice president, senior research analyst within the Equity Capital Markets division at Dougherty & Company, Mr. Sarathy published research on 11 software companies and was ranked the number one analyst in the software sector by The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” Analysts Survey, based on the performance of his stock recommendations. Before Dougherty & Company, he was senior equity analyst/vice president at Ferris Baker Watts where he built the firm’s SaaS coverage from the ground up and covered 10 software companies. Prior to this, Mr. Sarathy held a variety of sales, marketing, product management and engineering roles with Oracle Corp. and several Silicon Valley software start-ups. Mr. Sarathy earned a Master’s of Business Administration Degree with honors from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
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