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Five9 Adds Seasoned Executive Robert Zollars to Board of Directors

January 31, 2014
Five9 Adds Seasoned Executive Robert Zollars to Board of DirectorsSan Ramon, Calif. – January 31, 2014 – Five9, the leader in cloud contact center software, has added Robert Zollars to the company’s board of directors.

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Bob Zollars to the Five9 board of directors. His experience leading companies from $100 million to more than $5 billion in revenues, coupled with his expertise in general management, corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, makes him a valuable asset on our board. We are confident Bob’s background will help Five9 continue to take advantage of our tremendous market opportunity."

Mike Burkland, president and CEO, Five9

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With more than 30 years of experience building world-class enterprise companies, Zollars brings a wealth of management knowledge to the Five9 Board. He is currently the executive chairman of the board at Vocera, a leading provider of mobile communication solutions for hospital staff and mobile workers. Some of his previous professional positions include:

  • Chief executive officer at Vocera
  • Chief executive officer of Wound Care Solutions, Inc., an operator of outsourced chronic wound care centers
  • Chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Neoforma, Inc., a healthcare technology company
  • Executive vice president and group president at Cardinal Health, Inc., a supplier of health care products and services
  • Division president of four different operating units at Baxter International, Inc., a medical instrument and supply company

Zollars also currently serves as the chairman of the board for Diamond Foods, Inc. and is an active board member for VWR International, LLC.

“I am pleased to be joining the Five9 board. As a pioneer in cloud solutions for the contact center, Five9 has an established record of success. I am eager to help the company continue on its path of displacing old, on premise solutions, enabling contact centers to take advantage of the cloud.”

Robert Zollars, board member, Five9

About Five9

Five9 is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud contact center software, bringing the power of the cloud to thousands of customers worldwide and facilitating more than three billion customer interactions annually. Since 2001, Five9 has led the cloud revolution in contact centers, helping organizations of every size transition from premise-based software to the cloud. With extensive expertise, technology, and an ecosystem of partners, Five9 helps businesses take advantage of secure, reliable, scalable cloud contact center software to create exceptional customer experiences, increase agent productivity and deliver tangible business results. For more information visit

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Analyst & Media Contacts: 

Katie O’Connell, Five9