John V. Cicotte brings a strong background in business start-ups, business operations, International expansion, and sales and marketing to his position as Business Solutions Manager at 8x8, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based telecommunications company specializing in voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and hosting solutions for businesses. Mr. Cicotte’s current role includes securing the business of thousands of companies in need of communication systems across the United States. He is also rapidly making inroads to develop international contacts in need of communication solutions for their call centers. With experience in international business expansion, John Cicotte is no stranger to working with overseas-based business partners. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller, he spent two years in Germany while in the USAF and became skilled in the German language. Mr. Cicotte studied International Economics at Sonoma State University. He is the founder and President of his own firm, AJ Grace Investments, LLC, where he works with his partners to invest in high return diversified securities and properties. Before his foray into investing, John V. Cicotte was Chief Operating Officer and founder of an Internet phone company, in which position he coordinated business efforts between the company’s corporate offices in the United States and the Philippines. Aside from assisting in expanding 8x8’s current communications market reach, Mr. Cicotte enjoys travel, dance, and the Filipino Martial Arts.