Twilio Appoints Huddleston to Head Partner Business

Twilio has appointed Ron Huddleston as chief partners officer. Ron has spent the past 20 years building, scaling and partner programmes at global technology organisations including Microsoft where he most recently served as corporate vice president of the One Commercial Partner Organisation and Salesforce where he was instrumental in building the Salesforce Partner Programme.

“… 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 organisation that is redefining an industry is rare,” said Ron Huddleston, chief partners officer at Twilio, “Twilio has the potential to revolutionise 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 organisation, 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 Organisation at Microsoft, Ron unified a large global organisation 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 Programme 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.

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