Eric Yuan is founder and CEO of Zoom.

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Eric S. Yuan founded Zoom in 2011 with the goal of bringing teams together. Prior to starting Zoom, he was corporate vice president of engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and vice president of engineering at WebEx, he was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011. He proudly grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide and contributed to revenue growth from zero dollars to more than 800 million dollars.

Yuan is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents. In 2017, he was added to the Business Insider list of the 52 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech. He is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program and holds a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from Shandong University of Science and Technology, China.

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